PROJECT COST: $60,500,000
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.
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