Texas Surgical Dermatology PA

Feng Shui & Sustainability Principles Come to a Medical Office

The Opportunity

Building owner Dr. Tri Nguyen, wanted to expand his der­ma­tol­ogy practice and build a second medical office in the Greater Houston area. The Mohs micro­graph­ic-trained surgical der­ma­tol­o­gist wanted his newest office in Spring, Texas to incor­po­rate feng shui tech­niques with long-lasting, sus­tain­able materials from Texas.

Dr. Nguyen was also inter­est­ed in products that would help him save costs and con­struc­tion time.

Patients are now also influ­enced by their expe­ri­ence, including com­fort­a­bil­i­ty, and are more likely to share their opinions, both positive and negative, online.

The caliber of staff is another important part of a suc­cess­ful practice. What it’s like working inside the building is an important element in the ability to attract and retain high quality employees.

Key Design Features

As owner and operator of Texas Surgical Der­ma­tol­ogy, Dr. Nguyen wanted to provide his patients a higher quality expe­ri­ence by giving them a safe, quiet and more com­fort­able indoor envi­ron­ment. Dr. Nguyen and his general con­trac­tor, Jonathan Greene, con­sid­ered many materials for this building and found all that they wanted and more in the Bautex Wall System.

The medical office sits just north of Houston along the Texas Gulf Coast, a hot-humid region that poses a con­sis­tent threat of hur­ri­canes and other inclement weather. The Bautex Wall System provided the project:

  • R‑14 con­tin­u­ous mass wall that exceeds energy codes by 250%
  • Noise reduction with high sound trans­mis­sion class (STC) of 51
  • Pro­tec­tion from mold, mildew and rot inside exterior walls
  • ICC and FEMA rated windstorm protection
  • 4‑hour fire rated walls


Health and Safety
Indoor air quality, mold-resis­tance, and 4‑Hour fire rating, safe­guard­ing health and safety of patients and health­care providers.

Indoor Envi­ron­men­tal Quality
Sound reduction and stable indoor tem­per­a­tures and humidity, ensuring maximum comfort for building occupants.

Storm Safety
FEMA hurricane and tornado-rated, suc­cess­ful­ly tested to withstand debris impact speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, providing critical protection.

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



Bautex Blocks helped Dr. Nguyen and Texas Surgical Der­ma­tol­ogy create an appealing, func­tion­al space that exceeds modern building require­ments and the latest building codes. All of this means Dr. Nguyen has a safer, quieter, and healthier building for his patients and employees. His patients and visitors have described the building as elegant, calming, refined, relaxing, classy, and beautiful.”

Project Info

Project Name: Texas Surgical Der­ma­tol­ogy PA
: Spring, Texas
Building Type
: Medical Office
: 1
Square Feet
: 8,289
: 2016

Project Team

General Con­trac­tor: J.A. Greene Con­struc­tion Services, LLC
Installer: GWS Services Inc.
Architect: CDA Archi­tects
Struc­tur­al Engineer:ASA Dally Struc­tur­al Engineers
Bautex Wall System Engineer: Outlier Engi­neer­ing, Inc.