Overview: Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin - First Phase Updates
The University of Texas at Austin is the first Tier One public university in the United States to build a new medical school from the ground up in almost 50 years and Page is an integral part of the effort. The campus is part of the master plan for a new medical district in Austin, which is being developed with an unprecedented community collaboration. The medical district is being developed as a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin, Seton Healthcare and Central Texas Healthcare. The vision for the district focuses on medical education that integrates healthcare, teaching and research within an interdisciplinary setting, taking full advantage of adjacent university resources.
The first phase of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, which enrolled its first class in May 2016, consists of three buildings and a garage, all in an ecologically sensitive area. Page is the design architect for the Health Learning Building, which serves as the educational center, in association with The SLAM Collaborative. Page is the architect of record in association with ZGF Architects on the additional two buildings, the Health Transformation and the Health Discovery Buildings, as well as a parking garage. Additionally, Dyal Branding & Graphics, A Page Company, is responsible for the new medical school visual identity, "Rethink Everything".
To learn more about the design of the first phase, click here.
Additional information and select media coverage of the project is available below in chronological order:
UT Dell Medical School at SXSWedu
The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, 03/08/2017
The South by Southwest festival dedicated to education included the Learn by Design series, which featured a presentation on the Dell Medical School Health Learning Building progressive design solutions for 21st-century education.
Dell Medical School goes green with ‘green roof’ full of plants
Natalie Ferrari, KXAN News, 01/26/2017
Data collected from a new green roof installed at the Dell Medical Center will be used to determine how well it functions in Austin's climate. It could lead to more green roofs on campus and further research for students at the university.
O N E E V E R Y O N E at Dell Medical School
A series of photographic portraits commissioned for the Dell Medical School illuminates particular links between touch and vision, contact and caring.
Canan Yetman, Texas Architect Magazine, 01/12/2017
The notion of encouraging social function in the academic realm through architecture has taken a firm hold in the interdisciplinary sciences, fostering cross-pollination among scientists who previously might have preferred to shut themselves away in their offices.
The Green Goes Up
Wildflower Magazine, 12/01/2016
"Many of these (plants) adorn a green roof designed for a medical office building and parking garage at The University of Texas at Austin's forthcoming Dell Medical School."
Doctored Up: UT Austin Gets Medical Center That Aims To Reform The Healthcare Industry
The Architect's Newspaper, 09/14/2016
"The new campus’s master plan, designed to connect the medical district physically and architecturally to the rest of the university and Downtown Austin, was designed by Sasaki Associates and Page Southerland Page. Of its new structures, unquestionably the centerpiece is Page’s and S/L/A/M Collaborative’s Health Learning Building."
By the numbers: Everything you need to know about Dell Medical School
Austin Business Journal, 06/27/2016
"The Health Learning Building features 2,000 panes of glass and 10,000 pieces of limestone from a quarry in Florence, in Williamson County. Continental Cut Stone operated a cutting machine 24 hours a day for 252 consecutive days to get all of the material ready on time."
After 135 years, a medical school is about to open its doors at UT
Austin American Statesman, 06/24/2016
“I love the design,” said Garrett Johnson, an incoming medical student. “Another thing that I like is the cadaver lab isn’t in a basement where it’s very gloomy... I think it’ll make it lot easier to spend time in lab.”
All Is Well: Health Transformation Building
Healthcare Design Magazine, 05/04/2016
"The use of technology in design seeks to give the patient some control, such as planned touch screens in the exam rooms that will allow the patient to interact with his or her healthcare information."
Page wins UT med school competition
Austin Business Journal, 07/03/2013
"Robert Cullick, a spokesman for UT... confirmed Page’s selection, citing the firm’s “extensive work in high-technology science and research areas, including molecular and neuroimaging centers..."
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