Just What the Doctor Ordered: a Quiet & Comfortable Facility for Patients

Bautex Block Wall System encloses new ARC Cedar Park facility

Austin Region­al Clin­ic, one of Cen­tral Texas’ largest health­care providers, opened the doors of its new 20,000 square foot clin­ic in Cedar Park in Decem­ber 2016, the largest build­ing in Cen­tral Texas using a Bau­tex Block Wall Sys­tem for its build­ing enve­lope. In addi­tion to pri­ma­ry care, it is ARC’s first stand-alone facil­i­ty for urgent care ser­vices.

A Cen­tral Texas-based team of archi­tects, engi­neers and con­trac­tors designed and con­struct­ed this first-of-its-kind health­care facil­i­ty includ­ing Wim­ber­ley-based Office of Archi­tec­ture, Austin Canyon, and White­tail Con­struc­tion.

Employ­ees and patients of ARC Cedar Park are notic­ing a dif­fer­ence in the acoustics of the build­ing. We’re not hear­ing a lot of noise from the out­side, and there’s not a lot of echo­ing on the inside,” says clin­ic man­ag­er Dar­lene Guynes. The ben­e­fit to our employ­ees and patients for this new loca­tion is a more com­fort­able envi­ron­ment to work in.”

The project includes 52 exam rooms, two pro­ce­dure rooms, work sta­tions, a lab, offices, and physi­cians’ lounges. ARC is one of cen­tral Texas’ largest pro­fes­sion­al med­ical groups, pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive health care to indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies through­out the com­mu­ni­ty.

Per­for­mance is dri­ving spec­i­fi­ca­tions more than ever in new med­ical facil­i­ties,” observes Paul Brown, pres­i­dent of Bau­tex Sys­tems. Own­ers want build­ings that are health­i­er, more com­fort­able and more effi­cient to oper­ate. We’re proud to help ARC Cedar Park achieve these objec­tives in its new facil­i­ty.”

Carl­ton Innis, senior direc­tor of clin­i­cal oper­a­tions for ARC Cedar Park, says using build­ing mate­r­i­al such as Bau­tex Block com­ple­ments the company’s val­ues. Bau­tex is envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly, and that’s all about peo­ple. And ARC, as a health­care orga­ni­za­tion, is about peo­ple. So we feel like we try to do our best in terms of the ser­vices we pro­vide, the qual­i­ty and out­comes that we pride our­selves in. It felt like a good match, a good syn­er­gy.”