Commercial

Austin Regional Clinic

Designing Medical Offices for a Better Patient Experience

The Opportunity

Austin Region­al Clin­ic (ARC) is a pre­mière med­ical ser­vice provider in Cen­tral Texas with a goal to deliv­er bet­ter health out­comes and high­er patient sat­is­fac­tion. ARC under­stands that the work­place envi­ron­ments they cre­ate have a huge impact on achiev­ing pos­i­tive out­comes. Patients now have more choic­es about how and where they receive their care. This makes the clin­ic build­ing an even more impor­tant part of their busi­ness.

Key Design Features

Archi­tect Neel Mor­ton spec­i­fied the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem in order to pro­vide a health­i­er and safer indoor envi­ron­ment for patients. Con­sis­tent long-term per­for­mance with reduced main­te­nance and repair costs were also key selec­tion fac­tors.

Bau­tex was used for a major­i­ty of the exte­ri­or walls on both floors, with a final height just over 32 feet tall. The Bau­tex walls were inte­grat­ed with sev­er­al struc­tur­al steel fea­tures in the build­ing, demon­strat­ing the speed, flex­i­bil­i­ty and effi­cien­cy of installing the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem.

The Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem was also used to reduce con­struc­tion time and costs over con­ven­tion­al mul­ti-lay­er wall sys­tems. The sys­tem pro­vid­ed the ener­gy effi­cient con­tin­u­ous insu­la­tion as required by the lat­est codes. This lev­el of insu­la­tion is an inte­gral part of the Bau­tex Block and is includ­ed at no extra cost. The high-per­for­mance flu­id applied Bau­tex Air and Mois­ture Bar­ri­er was used through­out the project on both Bau­tex Block, and, in sev­er­al oth­er areas, over con­ven­tion­al sheath­ing. Full-width stone and abuse-resis­tant exte­ri­or and inte­ri­or wall fin­ish sys­tems were uti­lized to com­plete the project.

Results

Customer Experience
Qui­et inte­ri­or spaces and qual­i­ty build­ing con­struc­tion and fin­ish­es give patients and employ­ees a pre­mi­um expe­ri­ence.

Employee & Patient Comfort
Sta­ble indoor tem­per­a­tures, low humid­i­ty, good air qual­i­ty, and qui­et indoor envi­ron­ment keep build­ing occu­pants extreme­ly com­fort­able in all sea­sons.

Energy Efficiency
Con­tin­u­ous insu­la­tion, ther­mal mass, and tighter build­ing enve­lope result­ing in long-term ener­gy sav­ings.

Durability & Low Maintenance
Resilient mate­ri­als that are mold-resis­tant, low-main­te­nance, storm-safe and 4‑hour fire rat­ed pro­tect patients and health­care providers.

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Conclusion

Suc­cess­ful Inno­va­tion from Day One. We pride our­selves on being inno­v­a­tive and doing things out­side the box at ARC. It just felt like the right thing to do, an oppor­tu­ni­ty to be first as far as work­ing with Bau­tex for a med­ical facil­i­ty. It just fits with our over­all mis­sion,” said Carl­ton Inniss, Senior Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Oper­a­tions for ARC. This new facil­i­ty in Cedar Park is going to be an asset for ARC, its staff mem­bers, and their patients for the next half cen­tu­ry and even longer.

Project Info

Project Name: Austin Region­al Clin­ic Cedar Park
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Building Type
: Pri­ma­ry Care Med­ical Clin­ic
Stories: 2 
Building SF
: 20,287
Completed
: 2016

Project Team

Owner: Kemp Prop­er­ties
Tenant: Austin Region­al Clin­ic
Architect: Neel Mor­ton Off­fice of Archi­tec­ture
General Contractor: Austin Canyon Cor­po­ra­tion
Bautex Installer: White­tail Con­struc­tion, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quin­tanil­la & Asso­ciates, Inc.
Bautex Wall System Engineer: Out­lier Engi­neer­ing, Inc.