PROJECT COST: $60,500,000

Baylor Sammons Collins Renovation
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Baylor Sammons Collins Renovation

The renovation of the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center seeks to unify the sprawling urban hospital campus. Over the years, campus expansion occurred without a master plan, leaving the 100-plus-year-old facility disjointed and fragmented. A new south entry will become the centerpiece announcing arrival to the overall campus.

The integration of the two existing 250,000-sq-ft inpatient care buildings with a new 500,000-sq-ft outpatient cancer center was accomplished by designing a circular connecting walkway linking the atriums of both inpatient and outpatient centers. The walkway celebrates a new motor plaza and addresses urban planning issues of entry, arrival and access.

The outpatient building will primarily function as a medical office building and directly connect into the Sammons Collins Towers, which will become the inpatient cancer center for the campus. A new 5,200-sq-ft pedestrian bridge will join the buildings and will also tie into a new parking garage.

Key Facts

Location: Dallas
Construction Start Date: December 2009
Expected Completion Date: December 2011
Utilizing BIM? No
Seeking LEED certification? No
Owner/Developer: Baylor Health Care System, Dallas
General Contractor: MEDCO Construction, Dallas
Architect: Perkins + Will, Dallas
Civil and Structural Engineer: R.L. Goodson, Dallas
MEP Engineer: Meinhardt Consulting Engineers, Dallas
Main Specialty/Subcontractor: Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein, Dallas

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