Texas Architect July/Aug 2009: Residential Design
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texas architect 7 / 8 2 0 0 9 69 Portfolio: HealtHcare facilities project Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas New Family Center client Baylor Healthcare System and CB Richard Ellis architect HDR Architecture design team Jim Henry, AIA; Kevin Lynch; Crandle Davis; Darius Shroff, AIA; Elmarko Garner contractor MEDCO Construction consultants Raymond L. Goodson, Jr. (structural); Meinhardt Consulting Engineers (MEP) photographer Mark Trew Photography resources water displays : Harmonic Environments; laminates : Wilsonart International; solid polymer fabrications : Dupont Corian; decorative polymer fabrications : 3Form; glass : Guardian (Dallas Glass & Door); tile : American Tile Supply, Horizon Italian Tile; acoustical ceil - ings : USG; resilient tile flooring : Mannington; vinyl plank flooring : Toli; broadloom carpet : Patcraft Design Weave; paint : Sherwin Williams; vinyl wall covering : Koroseal; shades : MechoShade; design software : Autodesk (Avatech Solutions); g oogle ; a dobe s ystems Located on the seventh floor of Baylor University Medical center’s truett tower in Dallas, the New Family center is a 22,000-sf renovation specializing in postpartum healthcare services. Designed by hDr architecture and completed in December 2008, the facility (with 36 private rooms, redesigned nurses stations, nursery, and lactation lounge) is geared for both efficiency and relaxing recovery. With an emphasis on wellness, the center has the feel of a spa. this was achieved by incor- porating calming elements within less cluttered, open spaces. taking cues from the nearby urban environment, the design utilizes materials such as slate tiling, wood flooring, and muted natural hues. Decentralized pods in close proximity to patient rooms replace a central nurses station. in patient rooms all medical devices have been hidden from view inside a custom headwall that acts as a central organizer. a daybed is provided for accom- 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 healthcare facility was a challenge, with design cues taken from loft apartments and cruise ships, the com- pleted project represents a space that can be changed to meet the needs of mothers and nurses alike. SuSan Butler Baylor University Medical center at Dallas – New family center 1 2 3 4 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 FLOOr PLaN 1 patient room 2 reception 3 neWBorn nurSery 4 caregiver Station 5 Waiting room 6 Staff lounge