The Texas Children’s Hospital was expanded.

Texas Children’s Hospital Tower E Expansion

Increasing access to specialized care for the Texas region and beyond

Project Facts

Location Houston, Texas
Owner Texas Children’s Hospital
Size 640,000 SF
Cost $506 million
Status Completed 2018


Consisting of a 25-floor tower expansion over four levels of existing below-ground parking, the Texas Children’s Pediatric Tower E expansion project will bring world-class care to Houston’s women and children. As it’s current facilities reached capacity, the expansion will give the hospital additional cardio-vascular operating rooms, and a 130-bed intensive care unit, as part of an overall 640,000 SF expansion for the Pavilion for Women.

About the project

The 39,500 SF 130-bed intensive care unit will house new operating rooms as well the Texas Children’s Heart Center, extending beyond the typical tower floors. The shape of these floors and the resulting building mass add functional sculpture to the building’s aesthetic. Convex arched walls on the east and west faces of the building reciprocate the curve found on the Clinical Care Center. This extends a campus composition in a unique manner. The material expression for this form varies from the typical tower to reinforce the Tower E as well as the adjacent Pavilion for Women identity