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: 

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..."