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Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center 1

project client

Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center, Dallas

Parkland Health & Hospital System

architect

Perkins+Will

design team

David Collins, AIA; Randy Hood, AIA; David Winfrey,

AIA; Michael Tresp; Kirsten Heckt contractor consultants

r e s o u r c e s 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

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Hill & Wilkinson L.A. Fuess Partners (structural); Pacheco Koch Con-

sulting Engineers (civil); Piazza Engineering (MEP); Mesa Design 5

Group (landscape) photographer

Mark Trew Photography 6

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Part of the Parkland Health and Hospital System, the

the lobby, creating warmth and a celestial atmosphere.

62,000-sf, freestanding building sits near a busy inter-

The strong lines that form the exterior of the building are

section across from Parkland Hospital. The Dallas office

maintained within. The first floor of the surgery center

of Perkins+Will has designed a stunning image of glass

includes six operating rooms and four endoscopic rooms

juxtaposed against stone. The large, curved, composite

that can easily be converted to operating rooms should

aluminum canopy shelters the patient drop-off at the

the caseload suddenly increase. The second floor is a

entrance of the building. Following the curve around,

multi-physician orthopedic and pain clinic. The building

leads one to the animated sculpture garden moving in the

is designed for future expansion.

wind. The glass walls of the building allow sunshine into

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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

Megan Braley

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