A four-stage project including three new buildings and site infrastructure for the first new medical school at a major institution of higher education in 50 years. The project consisted of a 267,000 gross square foot research building (Health Discovery Building) that includes research space, office space, vivarium space, imaging suites and conference spaces; 242,600 gross square foot medical office building (Health Transformation Building) that includes outpatient clinics, a surgery center, and a café; 1122 space parking garage (Health Center Garage); 83,000 gross square foot education and administration building (Health Learning Building) that includes teaching spaces, gross anatomy lab, and faculty and staff office spaces; and site infrastructure consisting of utility extensions over ten blocks in length to provide electrical, telecommunications, and thermal utilities to the new medical school buildings and the new Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
Included in the Health Transformation Building are numerous clinics that will transform health care in Central Texas. The Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), located on the ground floor of the Health Transformation Building, was completed in May 2020. The ASC program consists of approximately 23,500 square feet and has an expanded program to include an operatory suite including four (4) operating rooms and shell space for one future robotic operating room. The facility includes all necessary support space for a fully functioning surgical center including Pre-Operative and Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Central Sterile Suite, Surgery Support Areas, Lobby/Reception/Admitting area, and Administrative Offices. Additional back of house spaces are incorporated for low voltage systems, mechanical, electrical and plumbing spaces and equipment dedicated specifically to the ASC. Included in this is a dedicated medical gas system distributed through the necessary rooms of the facility.
Completed in stages starting in 2016 until 2020.
The Health Learning Building (HLB) received:
- Dell Medical School Phase I AIA Austin Design Award of Merit
- AIA Connecticut Honorable Mention
- Associated General Contractor Outstanding Construction Award
- Construction Owners Association of America Project Leadership Gold Award
- Austin Business Journal Commerical Real Estate Award
- All Dell Medical School buildings achieved LEED Gold certification from the USGBC.
- As part of UT's efforts to maintain and restore Waller Creek, included in this project were improvements to Waller Creek to stabilize the banks to prevent further erosion, removal of invasive plant species, and the addition of native and adapted plant species.
- The 16.2 acre Medical School Landscape achieved a SITES v2 Gold certification from the Sustainable Sites Initiative.