Dallas, Tex. — Two local facilities in the healthcare, education and corporate market sectors — each designed by architecture and design firm Hoefer Welker — have received national acclaim with four 2021 awards.
The William P. Clements University Hospital at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) is a two million-square-foot premier academic hospital in Dallas, Texas. Hoefer Welker spearheaded the design of the recently completed 715,000-square-foot Tower 3 expansion, a project that spanned more than a decade from conception to completion. Clements University Hospital has been selected for the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter’s Design Excellence Awards and the top honoree in the Acute Care category for the 2021 Healthcare Environment Awards. As one of the leading academic medical centers in the U.S., UTSW provides care for more than 105,000 inpatients, 370,000 emergency room cases and 3 million outpatients each year. The medical center is also ranked by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report as one of the United States’ top 50 hospitals for 10 specialties, ranging from brain to heart care.
“The UT Southwestern journey began with an uncompromised vision to address complex medical challenges and educate the next generation of caretakers within an environment focused on putting patients and families first,” said Managing Partner John Castorina, who led project design for UTSW alongside Hoefer Welker’s Director of Interior Design Tiffany Kalloor, Project Manager Christy Murphy and Director of Medical Planning Haewon Kim-LaBroad. “The mission was to thoughtfully create a facility as though it was a member of the care team and not just a building. The investment of 14 years of research, analysis, ideation and debate has led to a design tailored to accomplish this vision and mission.”
Collin College Technical Campus (CCTC) — a sustainably designed, 340,000-square-foot campus located in Allen, Texas — was selected as one of Engineering News-Record’s Texas & Louisiana 2021 Best Projects (Best Specialty Construction), and winner of the TEXO Distinguished Building Award, the largest construction industry trade association in Texas affiliated with Association General Contractors, and winner of AIA Dallas’ 2021 Built Design Honor Awards (Large Project category). The three-story design for the technical campus — which was conceived with trades in mind to meet the growing demand in the labor market — includes classrooms, career and technical training programs as well as learning labs, known as “trade bars,” which simulate a real-world workplace. With its location in one of the fastest-growing cities in the area, the new campus’ community impact is significant, serving up to 7,100 traditional college and dual-credit trades and continuing education students.
Hoefer Welker, as Associate Architect and led by the education leadership team of Richard Miller, Partner and National Higher Education Practice Leader, Vice Presidents Tony Schmitz, Jeff Hall, and Director of Interior Design, Tiffany Kalloor, championed the building space planning and education environments including specialty classrooms and trade labs.
Hoefer Welker’s recent award wins are not only a reflection of the firm’s growing architectural footprint in Texas but also a testament to the expertise of the designers in its Dallas office. The winning projects were honored at awards galas in October.
“It has been the greatest experience and honor to partner with UT Southwestern and Collin College on such seminal projects, and they fully deserve the recognition of this prestigious award,” Castorina said. “We thank all those at both institutions who have invested time in our team and have become mentors, trusted counsel and friends. They have helped our team refine our craft and have advanced the way we approach projects, driving us to become even better architects.”
About Hoefer Welker
Founded in 1996, Hoefer Welker is a multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, medical equipment planning, technology consultancy and engineering firm known for collaborating with clients to create performance-driven solutions. From offices in Kansas City and Dallas, the firm works with clients in the healthcare, education, government, civic, multifamily and commercial markets on projects across the U.S. For more information, please visit: hoeferwelker.com.