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  Legacy ERLegacy ER

Architect

5G Studio Collaborative
800 Jackson Street, #500, Dallas, TX 75202
www.5gstudio.com

General Description

Location: Allen, Texas
Date Bid: Feb 2013
Construction Period: Apr 2013 to Dec 2013
Total Square Feet: 8,432
Site: 1.37 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 7,671; mezzanine, 761; total, 8,432 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’; mezzanine, 13’8”; total, 25’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam. Exterior Walls: Curtain wall, stucco, zinc. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers, Inc. - 6516 Forest Park Road, Dallas, TX 75235
General Contractor: UEB Builders - 5207 McKinney Avenue, #22, Dallas, TX 75205
Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Engineer: Jordan & Skala Engineers - 17855 N. Dallas Parkway, #320, Dallas, TX 75287
Landscape Architect: SMR Landscape Architects - 1708 N. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202


Running a hybrid program comprising of Urgent Care and state-licensed Emergency Room, Legacy ER aims to advance community access to high-quality healthcare services by positioning the architectural significance of its facility into direct alignment with the client's goal of elevating the patient care experience to an unprecedented level. By focusing the architecture on the patient and the staff the quality of healthcare delivery is elevated and provides respite from the emotional distress relating to emergency medical situations.

The conceptual framework seeks to capture in aesthetic terms the duality of the emergency medical professional characters, projecting outwardly the knowledge, skill, precision, and decisiveness necessary for the practice of emergency medicine, and reflecting inwardly the gentle, empathic, and humanistic qualities of the persons beneath the robe. This is realized simply through an architectural montage of sharply folded exterior robe of zinc and softly sculpted interior plastered planes. The points of admission of natural daylight and outdoor views are frameless apertures that puncture through the building envelope and interior planes and elucidate those intersecting tectonic moments. Views, volume, and light are elements that get repeated throughout the building. The atmospheric quality combination and interplay of these three elements continually morph the interior in response to the natural climatic conditions and poetically links the users to nature.

Completed in November of 2013, the project site is previously an open pasture surrounded by commercially-driven suburban residential subdivisions, chain stores, and strip centers. The landscape strategies introduce an exemplary way of reconciliation between nature and man-made settings prevalent to the locality. Native, adaptive vegetation with low water demands and subtle grading of land were used as design elements to evoke memories of natural landscape whose forms reflect the interior and cocoons the exterior form.

Product Information
Metal Panels: Rheinzink
Moisture Barrier: Parex USA
TPO Roofing: Carlisle  Metal Roofing: Rheinzink
Windows & Curtain Wall: YKK AP America
Glazing: PPG  Skylights: Velux USA
Automatic Door Entrances: Besam
Metal, Wood, Sliding, & Special Doors: VT Industries
Hardware: Sargent  Security Devices: Securiton
Acoustical: USG  Paints & Stains: Sherwin Williams
Floor & Wall Tile: Porcelanosa, Daltile, Unicorn
Resilient: Armstrong  Carpet: Interface
Lighting: Delta, Architectural Custom, Vibia, Forms + Surfaces, Eurofase
 

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