Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2007: Design Awards
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
project Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center, Dallas client Parkland Health & Hospital System architect Perkins+Will design team David Collins, AIA; Randy Hood, AIA; David Winfrey, AIA; Michael Tresp; Kirsten Heckt contractor Hill & Wilkinson consultants L.A. Fuess Partners (structural); Pacheco Koch Con- sulting Engineers (civil); Piazza Engineering (MEP); Mesa Design Group (landscape) photographer Mark Trew Photography Part of the Parkland Health and Hospital System, the 62,000-sf, freestanding building sits near a busy inter- section across from Parkland Hospital. The Dallas office of Perkins+Will has designed a stunning image of glass juxtaposed against stone. The large, curved, composite aluminum canopy shelters the patient drop-off at the entrance of the building. Following the curve around, leads one to the animated sculpture garden moving in the wind. The glass walls of the building allow sunshine into the lobby, creating warmth and a celestial atmosphere. The strong lines that form the exterior of the building are maintained within. The first floor of the surgery center includes six operating rooms and four endoscopic rooms that can easily be converted to operating rooms should the caseload suddenly increase. The second floor is a multi-physician orthopedic and pain clinic. The building is designed for future expansion. Megan Braley resources brick : Lakewood Brick (Blackson Brick, dist.); cast stone : Arriscraft (Blackson Brick, dist.); glass : Viracon; metal panels : Alcoa; mullions : Viracon; architectural woodwork : Bacon Veneer; decorative glazing : Skyline Design; terrazzo : American Terrazzo; tile : Crossville Ceramics, Daltile, Interceramic; metal panels : Alcoa grounD Floor Plan 1 Main entrance 2 PuBlic Waiting 3 adMitting 4 Patient discharge 5 engineering/service 6 Pre-OP/recOvery 7 surgery 8 endOscOPy Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TexaS arcHiTecT 9 / 10 2 0 07 89 portfolio: HeAltHCAre