Dallas, Texas

Owner: Bremner Duke Healthcare Real Estate

Completion Date: March 2011

Program: A 10-story, 467,000-square-foot outpatient cancer center with spaces for radiation and medical oncology, a laboratory, a pharmacy, a restaurant, a coffee shop, a gift shop, and physician offices. The top floor is home to a 14,000-square-foot conference center with a 200-person auditorium serving the whole hospital campus. The cancer center was formerly housed across the street in two towers, which are now used for inpatient services and research, respectively. The center anchors an updated, more coherent plan for the medical campus's southern end, which has become a second entrance with the recent addition of a Dallas Area Rapid Transit station and a road extending to Interstate 30.

Design concept and solution: Adopting a semicircular plan for the concrete structure, the architects conceived it as a hard outer shell encircling a soft atrium space. The outside of the semicircle, facing the highway, is shaped by a series of concentric rings clad in glass, metal panels, and solar screens, which together form a shiny, metallic skin representing the high-tech aspects of Baylor's treatment program. On the other side of the building, where patients enter, surfaces of warmer-hued cement and limestone emphasize the embracing curve of the inside of the semicircle, which opens into a light-filled double-height atrium. The architects chose a warm interior palette favoring local materials: limestone flooring, limestone wall panels with wood accents, and dark wood finishes in the dining room. To integrate the center with its neighbors, Perkins+Will extended the curve of the building to form a crescent-shaped bridge that leads to the inpatient center, the research building, and a parking garage across the way. This circular plan defines a new plaza that serves as a gateway to the south side of the campus.


Total construction cost: $127 million


Owner: Bremner Duke Healthcare Real Estate
Client: Baylor Health Care System

10100 North Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75231
214.283.8700 (phone)
214.283.8701 (fax)

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Managing Principal / Design Principal – Tom Reisenbichler, AIA, LEED AP

Project Director – Cary Garner, AIA

Interior designer: Courtney Johnston, IIDA, LEED AP

Civil Consultant:
Raymond L. Goodson
5445 La Sierra
Suite 300 LB 17
Dallas, TX 75231

Landscape consultant
Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein

12770 Coit Road
Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75251

Structural consultant
LA Fuess
3333 Lee Parkway
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219

Mep/fp/communications consultant
CCRD Partners
3625 N. Hall Street
Suite 1300, LB 139
Dallas, TX 75219

3200 West End Avenue
Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203

Acoustic/audiovisual consultant
4006 Speedway
Austin, Texas  78751

Healthcare Art Consulting
2910 Commerce
Dallas, Texas 75226

Food service consultant
100 Penn Square East, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

JEM Associates
Healthcare/Senior Living Division
436 Maynard Drive
Wayne, PA 19087

Geotechnical consultant
Rone Engineering
8908 Ambassador Row
Dallas, TX  75247
Parking consultant:
Walker Parking Consultants
17049 El Camino Real, Suite 202
Houston, TX 77058

General contractor
MEDCO Construction
2625 Elm Street
Suite 216
Dallas, TX 75226

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Exterior cladding
Masonry: Limestone(Cedar Hill Cream, split faced and honed) - TexaStone Quarries
Cast Stone - Dallas Cast Stone
Marble - Crema Marfil, Portugal

Metal/glass curtain wall: Kawneer standard and custom 1600 Sys 1.
Kawneer custom 2500PG unitized and strip curtain wall system.  Reynobond Aluminum Composite Material from Alcoa Architectural Products - (ACM in curtainwall)

EIFS, ACM, or other: Glass Fiber reinforced concrete - GFRC Specialties Inc.
Louvers - Construction Specialties louvers model RS-7315
Metal Composite Wall System - Formabond by Centria (Aluminum Composite Material at canopies and walls not part of curtain wall system)

Other: Firestone UltraPly TPO - white, Outdoor patio areas - WausauTile Roof pavers

Glass: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Glass, Insulated glass unit, spandrel, laminated

Skylights: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Laminated Glass

Entrances: Horton Automatics ProSlide, Series 2003

Metal doors: Curries

Wood doors: VT Industries Architectural Wood doors

Special doors: Linear Accelerator and High Dose Room doors - Lone Star X-Ray Neutron Shielding doors

Upswinging doors, other: Overhead coiling doors - Marathon Industrial Doors and Overhead Door Company

All Glass Entrances: Arch Aluminum and Glass Co.,Inc

Locksets: Schlage

Hinges: Ives

Closers: LCN

Exit devices: Von Duprin

Pulls: Ives, CR Laurence

Security devices: Proximity Reader, Pyramid series from Farpointe Data

Cabinet hardware: Blum, Grass

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings:
•    Armstrong Ceilings
•    USG
•    9Wood
•    Rulon

Suspension grid:
•    Armstrong Ceilings
•    USG
•    9Wood
•    Rulon

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
•    Dupont Corian
•    Dupont Zodiaq
•    Cambria
•    Caesarstone
•    Silestone
•    Avonite
•    Greenline Veneers
•    Meganite

Paints and stains:
•    Sherwin Williams
•    Scuffmaster
•    Tabrasa by Idea Paint

•    Wolf Gordon
•    Innovations
•    Lanark
•    Vycon
•    Maharam
•    Source One
•    Koroseal Arbor Series
•    Patty Madden
•    Koroseal
•    MDC Wallcovering

•    Decoustics

Plastic laminate:
•    Wilsonart
•    Nevamar
•    Formica
•    Laminart
•    Abet Laminate

Special surfacing:
•    Megastone
•    3-Form

Wall tiles:
•    Daltile
•    Mixed Up Mosaics
•    Casa Mood
•    Interstyle
•    Alyse Edwards
•    Interceramic
•    Casa Dolce Casa

Floor tiles:
•    Stonepeak
•    Pantheon
•    Royal Mosa
•    Daltile
•    Crossville
•    Concept Surfaces

Resilient flooring:
•    Armstrong
•    Johnsonite
•    Mondo
•    Teragren Flooring
•    Nora
•    Lonseal
•    Altro
•    Zaxxon
•    Mannington
•    Partarre
•    LG Hausys Floors
•    Constantine

•    Designweave
•    Interface
•    Atlas
•    Bentley Prince Street
•    Karastan
•    Patcraft
•    J&J
•    Shaw
•    Lees
•    Constantine
•    Bigelow
•    Tandus Monterey

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