Page Southerland Page

Austin, Texas


Seton Medical Center took the need to expand its surgery area as an opportunity to upgrade the rather heavy, dour visage of its 1970s vintage brick facility. Part of the scope of the project became the creation of a new front door for the facility that would be bright, positive, and forward-looking.

Though tied visually to the original hospital by low brick walls and shared rhythms and proportions, the new building offers a new visual character for the medical center through a combination of glass and light. A long thin volume faced with glass is stretched along the street side of the addition in order to bring light down into recovery rooms that were sited below grade. At night, the glass volume is lit from within providing a glowing presence at the entry to the medical complex. A broad, welcoming canopy is sheathed with a similar back-lit glass skin that turns into clerestory windows for the entry hall as it intersects with the bulk of the building. A delicate light-filled chapel with an intimate garden opens onto the entry hall opposite the primary reception room for outpatient surgery.

The surgery center addition contains 13 operating rooms, 72-day hospital pre/post recovery rooms, and a new patient admitting and testing center. Recovery rooms are organized into well ordered nodes around nursing stations with an extraordinary amount of daylight compared to similar facilities elsewhere. The expansion increases the hospital’s surgery capacity by 29 percent while also giving it a fresh new look that feels precise and progressive, warm and secure.


Daughters of Charity, Seton Healthcare Network

Page Southerland Page, LLP
606 West Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 472-6721 Phone
(512) 477-3211 Fax

Mathew F. Kreisle,III, AIA

Project Manager:
E. Douglas McClain, PE

Design Architect:
Lawrence W. Speck, FAIA

Director of Operations:
Chuck Tilley, AIA

Senior Medical Programmer:
Kurt Neubek, AIA

Medical Designer:
Kregg Elsass, AIA

Architectural Design:
Peter Hoffmann, AIA

Architectural Design:
Chad Johnson

Project Coordinator:
Jerry Segner, RA

Architect / Surgery:
Jeff Jewesson, AIA

Production / Emergency:
James Murff, RA

Project Architect / Garage:
Bryan Haywood, RIA

Production / Garage:
Scott Grubb, RA

Interior Design Lead:
Karla Jackson, ASID

Interior Designer:
Kelly Akers, NCIDQ

Jim Alvis, PE

Civil Design:
Judd Willmann, PE

Interior Designer
Page Southerland Page, LLP

Karla Jackson, ASID & Kelly Akers, NCIDQ

Structural Engineering:
Datum Engineers, Inc.
1609 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 210
Austin, Texas 78701-1022
Marty Sloan, PE -- Project Engineer

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
10205 Westheimer Road, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77042
James Dunn, Project Manager

WHM Transportation Engineering Consultants, Inc.
2717 Rio Grande Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Mike McInturff, PE – President

Medical Planning:
The Innova Group
800 south Austin Avenue, Suite M
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Kevin Schlaht, President

Signage and Graphics:
fd2s, inc.
500 Chicon Street
Austin, Texas 78702
W. Curtis Roberts, SEGD

Medical Equipment:
Parallel Solutions, Inc.
11811 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite P139
Phoenix Arizona 85028
William Kooiman, Principal

Healthcare Interiors, Inc.
904 Midway Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Pam Rosenberg, Principal

TBG Partners
901 South MoPac Expressway
Barton Oaks Plaza
Building II, Suite 350
Austin, Texas 78746

Page Southerland Page, LLP

Page Southerland Page, LLP

General Contractor
Vaughn Construction
1201 West 38th Street (Job Site Office)
Austin, Texas 78705
Michael Malone

Tim Griffith Photographer
739 27th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 640-1419

Page Southerland Page, LLP

CAD system, project management, or other software used
Autodesk software products are used on our project design and production drawing documents as well as 3- dimensional presentation modeling and animated videos. We currently have in use Architectural Desktop 3.3, AutoCAD 2002, Land Desktop 3, Civil Design 3, VIZ 4, and Raster Design 3. All of these are on subscription, thereby insuring that our design professionals are using state of the art design software.