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.”