UTSW Medical Center West Campus, Phase 1


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Construction Cost: $145 million
Completion Date: 2018
Project Size:
300,000 SF
850 space garage

UTSW Medical Center West Campus, Phase 1


The old St. Paul University Hospital and Energy Thermal Plant was demolished to make room for the new West Campus at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). Phase I of West Campus includes an Academic/Clinical Building and a garage. The West Campus reflects UTSW’s strategic goals to stay forefront of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

At 11 stories, half of the new Academic/Clinical Building is used for academic and educational space, the remainder will be for the expansion of the UT Southwestern Health System ambulatory clinics. The new ambulatory clinic space will allow a significant number of outpatient services to be consolidated. The academic and educational spaces include simulation labs with leading edge technologies. Additionally, there is an 850-space garage to improve faculty, visitor, and patient access. The consolidation of outpatient services and increase in parking spaces is intended to improve patients experience at UT Southwestern.

Building users have access to two different elevated outdoor spaces. Level 4 is a large garden above the parking garage footprint including trees, shrubs and monumental artwork. Level 9 is an outdoor deck from the main conference room space with a trellis and seating areas.

The building used concrete pan-form beams and girders at the building footprint with post-tensioned beams and slabs at the garage for serviceability considerations. Both structures sit atop drilled concrete piers.