Lakeway Regional Medical Center Completed 2012
2008 - 2009 PageSoutherlandPage
274,000 SF $86M Project Designer This 274,000 square foot facility was planned within a new medical and mixed-use development located in Lakeway, Texas; a short distance west of Austin. Lakeway Regional Medical Center serves as the primary acute care hospital for that community and provides a full continuum of both inpatient and outpatient services including cardiology, obstetrics, oncology, and orthopedics. Upon opening, the facility included 108 licensed beds with shell space to accommodate an additional 40 beds as demand requires. Lakeway Regional also provides a full array of diagnostic and treatment services, including an emergency department/ urgent care clinic planned for up to 40,000 visits per year. The site for this facility is spectacular and will afford patients, staff and visitors exceptional views to the Central Texas hill country, valleys, and lakes beyond. Though scenic, the site creates design challenges as contours drop over 80 feet from one end of the site to the other. Because of this, as well as limited acreage available for the hospital, the building massing takes advantage of this slope by placing the main entry three floors above the lowest level with each of those lower levels having access to landscaped courtyards and views to a manmade water feature that abuts the site. A hurried project schedule led to extensive use of integrally colored pre-cast concrete panels as the principal exterior cladding material. Near the public entrances, the material dialogue is dominated by Texas Leuders limestone, expansive glazing, and wood sunscreens. This conversation continues as one enters the lobby and waiting areas, where stone wraps into the interior from outside, wood sunscreens become slatted walls, and Ipe clad columns break the rhythm of curtainwall along the perimeter, turning horizontally at the ceiling plane to add a touch of plasticity at the waiting areas and concourses. Key to the building program is the ability for the facility to expand, because the Lakeway community has experienced a steady growth pattern for over a decade that is expected to continue. The building plan has been designed to permit lateral expansion at each level as well as vertical expansion for additional inpatient beds.
Sunken garden at outpatient lobby & waiting