Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Medical Equipment Planning, Construction Administration
Size: 42,700 sq. ft.
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Methodist Health System | Convenient Care Campus
Methodist Health System emphasizes the importance of patients receiving care closer to home in an adaptive, community-based approach – one that fits the system around the patient versus the patient fitting in with the system. This philosophy will lead to increased efficiency, cost reduction and patient satisfaction. The new Methodist Health System Convenient Care Campus will include a 42,700-sq. ft. facility on a 10.3-acre site with the potential to expand to 100,000 sq. ft. The campus offers immediate access to urgent care, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy, primary care and specialty clinics.
Clarity of circulation and patient orientation is paramount to
Health and well-being alongside workplace and building performance were programmatic requirements of the Convenient Care Campus. Understanding that natural light is the essential synchronizing agent of biological rhythms, the facility was sited along an east-west orientation to optimize daylight infiltration to increase alertness, metabolism and positive mood while reducing fatigue, irritability
The strong definition of two distinct geometries creates the character and image of the building, taking away its reliance on building materials as a main source of identity. The break-up of the two masses allows the building to establish a scale proportionate to surrounding neighborhoods and establish itself as part of the community.