Commercial

Austin Regional Clinic

PROVIDING QUIET AND COMFORTABLE SPACES FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS

The Opportunity

Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) is a well-regarded primary care provider and one of the largest pro­fes­sion­al medical groups in Central Texas. ARC Bee Cave was con­struct­ed to offer family doctor and pedi­a­tri­cian in the community of Bee Cave, a fast-growing suburb just west of Austin. The Kemp Prop­er­ties and ARC teams chose Bautex walls for this clinic to provide quiet and com­fort­able spaces for staff and patients while keeping energy and main­te­nance costs low.

Key Design Features

Noack-Little Archi­tects and Neel Morton Office of Archi­tec­ture partnered on this project to give ARC their second facility using the Bautex Wall System. In 2016, staff at Austin Regional Clinic Cedar Park imme­di­ate­ly noticed how quiet and com­fort­able their new medical building was and wanted to use the Bautex system again.

The Bautex Wall System was used for the majority of the building envelope on this single-story building, with final wall heights ranging from 16 to 20 feet tall. The Bautex walls inte­grat­ed well with struc­tur­al steel com­po­nents of the building, including a 27 feet tall elevated roof structure and cleresto­ry windows which dominates the view from the parking lot.

The archi­tects designed the building with both vertical and hor­i­zon­tal artic­u­la­tions as well as used several distinct finishes to give the project a unique high caliber look. The use of Bautex Block and Air and Moisture Barrier allowed the primary wall system to remain behind all of the different finishes.

ARC knows that the quality and comfort of their facil­i­ties directly con­tributes to staff pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and higher patient sat­is­fac­tion. Using the Bautex Wall System allowed them to create a quieter, healthier, and more com­fort­able space in a cost-effective and practical way. They also benefit from low cost of operation and main­te­nance and long-term dura­bil­i­ty that would be difficult to achieve with con­ven­tion­al building systems.

Results

Quiet Spaces for Building Occupants
The sound reducing prop­er­ties of the Bautex Wall System keeps noise from the busy nearby highway com­plete­ly out of the building, making staff and patients happy.

Quality Patient Expe­ri­ence
The aes­thet­ics, design and con­struc­tion of this building work together to reinforce the feeling of quality medical care that they receive from ARC.

Low Energy Costs
Building right means sig­nif­i­cant long-term cost savings for air con­di­tion­ing the building in the hot-humid climate of Central Texas.

Low Main­te­nance Costs
Solid, durable and well insulated and protected walls with abuse resistant finishes sub­stan­tial­ly reduce the cost of ongoing main­te­nance and repairs.

Listing Arc Bee Cave

Conclusion

ARC knows that the quality and comfort of their facil­i­ties directly con­tributes to staff pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and higher patient sat­is­fac­tion. Using the Bautex Wall System allowed them to create a quieter, healthier, and more com­fort­able space in a cost-effective and practical way. They also benefit from low cost of operation and main­te­nance and long-term dura­bil­i­ty that would be difficult to achieve with con­ven­tion­al building systems.

Project Info

Project Name: Austin Regional Clinic Bee Cave
Location
: Bee Cave, Texas
Building Type
: Primary Care Medical Clinic
Stories
: 1
Building SF
: 12,000
Completed
: 2017

Project Team

Owner: Kemp Prop­er­ties
Tenant: Austin Regional Clinic
Archi­tects: Noack-Little Archi­tects, Neel Morton Office of Archi­tec­ture
Struc­tur­al Engineer: Dunaway Asso­ciates
Bautex Wall System Engineer: M&S Engi­neer­ing
General Con­trac­tor:Austin Canyon Cor­po­ra­tion
Bautex Block Installer: Whitetail Con­struc­tion, Inc.
Bautex AMB Installer: Weath­er­Tex Water­proof­ing
Bautex Stucco Installer: Steve Hampton Plas­ter­ing Co.