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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


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


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

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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


relaxing recovery. With an emphasis on wellness, the

Consulting Engineers (MEP)

Wilsonart International;


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

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FLOOR PLAN 1 PATIENT ROOM 2 RECEPTION 3 NEWBORN NURSery 4 caregiver station 5 waiting room 6 staff lounge


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

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Texas Architect July/Aug 2009: Residential Design