Texas Architect July/Aug 2009: Residential Design
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texas architect 7 / 8 2 0 0 9 67 Portfolio: HealtHcare facilities project Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio client National Armed Forces Physical Rehabilitation Center, Brooke Army Medical Center architect SmithGroup design team Phil Tobey, FAIA; Bill Kline, AIA; Lora Schwartz, AIA; Cheryl Brown, IIDA; Rodrigo Manriquez; Mary Jukuri, ASLA contractor Skanska USA Building consultants Cagley & Associates (structural); SmithGroup (interior); Syska Hennessy Group (MEPF); Skanska USA Building (construction manager); Counsilman-Hunsaker (pool); Koffel (code); Heller & Metzger (specification); JJR SmithGroup (landscape); SmithGroup (lighting, equipment); Garcia & Wright (civil); Plaza Construction Corp. (owner’s representative) photographer Timothy Hursley resources curtain wall : Kawneer; exterior cladding : Cold Spring Granite; windows : Viracon; roofing system : Berridge, Sarnafil, Tremco; insulation : Owens Corning; elevators and escalators : ThyssenKrupp; ceilings : Armstrong; doors : Mohawk; carpet : Shaw, Monterey, C&A; plumbing fixtures : Kohler; tile : DalTile; lighting controls : Lutron; energy management controls : Johnson Controls; security and fire alarm systems : Simplex the 65,000-sf center for the intrepid, designed by smithGroup is equipped with the most sophisticated amputee rehabilitation technology available—virtual reality, robotics, and simulators. the four-story build- ing is an elliptical shape, fusing the client’s desire for a monumental building with the need for a state-of-the-art facility to hold complex functions within. the building’s rose granite exterior is seated firmly on a base of black granite, portraying the idea of permanence. triple- height windows punctuate the exterior granite while a capping band of clerestory windows light the interior of the space. this abundance of interior natural light is utilized by placing rehabilitation activities around the outer edge of the building. having been named for both a WWii aircraft carrier as well as those who are defined by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance, the new rehabilitation center acts as more than just a healthcare facility: it is also a monument to those who have become patients there. SuSan Butler center for the intrepid 1 First FLOOr PLaN 1 loBBy/telemed conference 2 military performance laB 3 uneven terrain modeler 4 adminiStration 5 Behavioral medicine 6 caSe management 7 patient locker room 8 coffee Shop/lounge 9 fitneSS center 10 natatorium 11 outdoor activity area 11 8 10 9 7 3 4 6 5 2