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.