Texas Architect July/Aug 2009: Residential Design
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.
p o r t f o l i o : h e a l t h c a r e f a c i l i t i e s Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas – New Family Center p r o j e c t Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas New Family c l i e n t Baylor Located on the seventh floor of Baylor University Medical Center’s Truett Tower in Dallas, the New Family Center Center a r c h i t e c t HDR healthcare services. Designed by HDR Architecture Architecture d e s i g n t e a m Jim Henry, AIA; Kevin Lynch; Crandle Davis; Darius and completed in December 2008, the facility (with Shroff, AIA; Elmarko Garner 36 private rooms, redesigned nurses stations, nursery, c o n t r a c t o r MEDCO and lactation lounge) is geared for both efficiency and Construction c o n s u l t a n t s Raymond L. Goodson, Jr. (structural); Meinhardt Center has the feel of a spa. This was achieved by incor- p h o t o g r a p h e r Mark porating calming elements within less cluttered, open Trew Photography spaces. Taking cues from the nearby urban environment, r e s o u r c e s water displ ays : l aminates : the design utilizes materials such as slate tiling, wood Dupont Corian; flooring, and muted natural hues. Decentralized pods in Harmonic Environments; solid polymer fabrications : decorative polymer fabrications : 3Form; glass : Guardian (Dallas Glass & close proximity to patient rooms replace a central nurses Door); tile : American Tile Supply, Horizon Italian Tile; acoustical ceil- station. In patient rooms all medical devices have been ings : USG; resilient tile flooring : Mannington; vinyl plank flooring : Toli; hidden from view inside a custom headwall that acts as broadloom carpet : a central organizer. A daybed is provided for accom- Patcraft Design Weave; paint: Sherwin Williams; vinyl wall covering : Koroseal; shades : MechoShade; design software : Autodesk (Avatech Solutions); Google ; A dobe Systems 4 relaxing recovery. With an emphasis on wellness, the Consulting Engineers (MEP) Wilsonart International; 1 is a 22,000-sf renovation specializing in postpartum Healthcare System and CB Richard Ellis panying family, as well as hidden linen compartments and other personal storage space. Though redesigning a 50-year-old building to fulfill the needs of a modern 6 4 2 5 4 4 3 4 FLOOR PLAN 1 PATIENT ROOM 2 RECEPTION 3 NEWBORN NURSery 4 caregiver station 5 waiting room 6 staff lounge 4 healthcare facility was a challenge, with design cues taken from loft apartments and cruise ships, the completed project represents a space that can be changed to meet the needs of mothers and nurses alike. S u s a n 7 / 8 2 0 0 9 B u t l e r t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 69