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.