...new $105-million, 389,000-sq-ft, 12-story medical tower being built by Balfour Beatty Construction and Pegasus Texas Holdings, both of Dallas.
Children’s Medical raised more than $2 million to fund the healing garden, which contains donated art pieces, water courses populated with cast-glass fish, cast-glass monuments and a 40-ft long carved limestone wall.
Public hospital projects
UHS, also known as the Bexar County Hospital District, has embarked on Target 2012. In addition to Overland and RTKL’s five-story clinical services building, the capital-improvement program includes a new $778-million, 1 million-sq-ft tower at University Hospital.
UHS selected a joint venture among Zachry Construction Corp. of San Antonio, Vaughn Construction of San Antonio and Layton of Phoenix to build the University Hospital expansion, designed by Perkins+Will of Dallas with Garza/Bomberger & Associates and RVK Architects, both of San Antonio.
Although the Zachry-led joint venture’s construction management proposal included the second-highest fee of the four competing bids, UHS considered it the best value because that team planned to place more dedicated professionals on the job and made a substantial commitment to local and minority participation, says UHS spokesperson Leni Kirkman. She expected ground breaking in 2010.
In addition, Overland Partners has designed the $47-million, 440,000-sq-ft Haven of Hope, a clinic for the homeless, adjacent to the UHS facility. It includes detoxification and a crisis-care facility.
Haven for Hope will wrap up in February.
HDR Architecture and Corgan Associates, both of Dallas, have begun design on Parkland’s $1.27-billion replacement hospital in Dallas. The public hospital selected a joint venture team called BARA to build the facility. Joint venture partners include Balfour Beatty Construction, Austin Commercial, H.J. Russell & Co. and Azteca Enterprises, all with Dallas offices.
Bovis Lend Lease broke ground on a $102-million expansion and renovation at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, jointly owned by the City of Seguin and Guadalupe County. Perkins+Will designed the project, which includes 141,000 sq ft of new construction and 65,000 sq ft of remodeling.
Military health care
RTKL is working on the $556-million, nearly 1-million-sq-ft San Antonio Military Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, known as SAMMC North. Construction began on SAMMC North in spring 2009 with completion set for 2011. The contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Project is a joint venture between Clark Construction Group of Bethesda, Md., and Hunt Construction Group of Dallas.
The military also plans a replacement facility at Lackland Air Force Base, which will be called SAMMC South. Wayne Barger, senior vice president at RTKL in the health-care practice group, says that, combined, the Base Realignment and Closure-related projects total more than $1 billion.
“Among the military health-care projects around the state, San Antonio has two of the biggest ones,” Barger says. Other projects are taking place at Fort Hood, north of Austin and Fort Bliss in West Texas.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included $621 million to replace Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. In July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, advertised for architectural and engineering services for a replacement hospital at Fort Bliss.
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