Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Separate Registration Required
Facility Tour: Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
The facility is part of a vibrant, diverse, dense urban district, located in Austin, Texas. The LEED Gold certified 195-bed teaching hospital includes the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, a 30-bed intensive care unit, a 30-bed universal care unit, 135 med/surg beds, 12 operating rooms, 1 hybrid operating room and 2 cath labs. The design establishes a formal gateway and health anchor to the campus; and, with built-in flexibility, the north tower is planned for a four-story vertical expansion to the existing seven patient floors. The facility is the area’s only level 1 trauma center represents HKS’ commitment to serving the needs of the most vulnerable populations.
The main entrance is oriented on Red River to create a public plaza for those entering from 15th, establishing a medical district anchor. Public entrances and functions are at grade level with service traffic removed from view. Extensive glass creates a visual disruption, highlighting activity within. To reduce the impression of building mass, HKS implemented a human-scaled approach through recessed areas, terraces, roof top gardens, façade treatments and material application. Building typologies informed the building program. The combo of L-shaped, low-, mid- and high-rise typologies break up building massing, and the rotation of bar forms highlight program elements and views. Distinct horizontal material sectors correspond with function, mass and scale. Limestone harkens back to the main UT campus, while metal panels and louvers form building caps and transitions.