173,000 square feet of addition and 52,000 square feet of renovation
Construction cost: $39 million
A big part of creating spaces that really work is finding the best way to effectively connect people—whether that means with each other, with the tasks they need to perform, or with the places they need to be. So when given the responsibility of integrating two separate and distinct campuses and 173,000 square feet of new space for Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital in Texas, we looked for a strategy to optimize traffic patterns.
The solution was a "linear spine" from which all spaces flow. Public and staff areas are effectively separated within the context of some very unique and appealing architectural spaces. Expansive use of glass is a dominant theme, aiding in-patient and visitor orientation, and providing panoramic views.
"Beaumont" as we call it, was one of the first Department of Housing and Urban Development financed projects outside of the Northeast. This type of project requires significant knowledge in dealing with government mandates. That's why when it comes to managing flow, we extend this skill to more than just efficient design. We also apply it to managing our projects and navigating the highly-regulated healthcare business.
Because everything should be smooth sailing for our clients.