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  Sadler ClinicSadler Clinic


Browne McGregor Architects, Inc.
520 Post Oak Boulevard, #880, Houston, TX 77027

General Description

Location: Conroe, Texas
(Shell Only)
Date Bid: Sep 2008
Construction Period: Nov 2008 to Aug 2009
Total Square Feet: 61,599 Site: 4.110 acres
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 20,533; second floor, 20,533; third floor, 20,533; total, 61,599 square feet.
Building Height: Total, First floor, 14’6”; second floor, 14’6”; third floor, 14’6”; floor to floor, 14’6”; total, 50’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tilt-up.
Foundation: Spread footings.
Exterior Walls: Tilt-wall.
Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Location: Conroe, Texas (Tenant Build-Out)
Total Square Feet: 41,066 Site: — Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 20,533; second floor, 20,533;
total, 41,066 square feet.
Building Height: Total, First floor, 14’6”; second floor, 14’6”;
total, 29'2".
Basic Construction Type: Tenant Build-Out.
Foundation: N/A. Exterior Walls: N/A. Roof: N/A. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Owner: D'Agostino Companies - 206-A South Loop 336 W. #211, Conroe, TX 77304
Structural Engineer: Pinnacle Structural Engineers - 5516 Chaucer, #B, Houston, TX 77005
General Contractor: Metzger Construction - 2055 Silber, #100, Houston, TX 77055
Mechanical Engineer: Graves Mechanical - 5910 Schumacher Lane, Houston, TX 77057
Electrical Engineer: A&H Electrical - 3505 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe, TX 77304

Sadler Clinic's new, three story medical office building is located on League Line Road in Conroe, Texas, overlooking Interstate 45, which connects Houston and Dallas. It represents the first phase of a new medical campus at Mercan City, a 55 acre, master planned development by the D'Agostino Companies. The second phase of development, again for Sadler Clinic, will be completed in early 2012.

The building structure consists of three story, tilt-wall, concrete panels with stone accents and an interior, steel frame. The "Adoquin" stone accents and painted finish on the concrete panels match those of another recent project for Sadler Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. The fenestration includes punched, window openings and glass curtain walls. The glass panels on the building parapet are backlit at night for enhanced visibility from the freeway.

The interior improvements include Urgent Care and Diagnostic Imaging facilities on the first floor as well as a variety of medical specialties on the upper two floors. The upper floors have shared waiting rooms at either end of the building and a surrounding layout of flexible clinic space. The clinic layouts are generalized to allow use by a variety of medical specialties and to permit adjustable boundaries between physician practices. Physician offices are located along the east and west walls of the floors to keep the patient treatment areas as close to the central waiting rooms as possible.

The architect and interior designer worked directly with the tenant to plan and design the various occupancies throughout the building as well as with the Clinic's preferred furniture vendor to select complimentary finishes and fabrics. The unified design creates a consistent feel throughout the facility. Easy site access is provided by a shared driveway to the freeway feeder road and from a private street connecting to League Line Road. The site improvements include a portecochere at the main entrance, on-site parking for a total of 322 cars, and provisions for a future emergency generator as well as a location for a portable MRI unit.

Architectural services for the building design and tenant improvements were delivered on an aggressive fast-track schedule that included an initial design package for the shell building followed by a separate package for the interior improvements. The construction contract was negotiated at project inception, and the general contractor was an integral team member team throughout the design and construction process. A series of meetings were conducted with the City of Conroe at various stages to facilitate the local approval process.

The architect provided architectural, interior design and structural engineering services. His work was coordinated with the civil engineering and landscape architectural services provided by the project developer under separate agreements. The mechanical and electrical systems for the base building and interior improvements were provided on a design/build basis by the respective subcontractors.

The project architect assigned to the work lives in the local community and was able to closely monitor the building during construction. This "hands-on" approach helped the project team meet its ambitious 16 month schedule and complete the project on time in August, 2009.

Product Information
Membrane Roof: Firestone
Curtainwall, Windows: Kawneer
Entrances: Horton Automatic Entrance Doors
Elevators: Schindler

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