Medical City Alliance
Fort Worth, Texas

Project Facts

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Size: 155,000 SF
Market: Healthcare
Completed: Feb. 2015
Services: Architecture, Interiors
Scope: New Acute Care Hospital

Medical City Alliance is a new full service hospital located on 48 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. This three-story facility contains 67 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient services. It was designed to grow both horizontally and vertically—up to 5 total floors and approximately 150 beds, giving it the ability to expand as the community  population grows. The project initially began as a 30-bed project and two subsequent projects added an additional 37 beds.

Services provided in the new hospital include a full range of acute care, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, including surgery, diagnostic imaging, cardiac cath labs, women’s services, nursery, NICU, and critical care services.

This patient-centered facility was designed as a prototype with an identical facility, Pearland Medical Center, in Pearland, Texas. The Owner/A/E/Contractor team worked in a partnering relationship from conceptual design through construction on both projects. The MPE sub-contractors were engaged early during the planning phase of the project to work in a Design Assist relationship with the project’s consulting engineers. Other unique aspects of the project included the implementation of Owner negotiated sole source contracts, preferred vendor lists, and construction prefabrication.

Initially the project scope included two floors with a second floor shell space. During construction, the design team was requested to build-out the second floor to add obsterics, nursery, NICU, and vertically expand the third floor. In a separate project, the third floor was completed to include med/surg beds.

The design incorporated lean concepts to streamline travel distances and processes. Medical City Alliance achieved LEED Silver certification. Wood materials used were from certified sustainable resources, 95% of construction waste was diverted away from landfills, and water usage is expected to decrease from a baseline by 40%.

Photography by TERRY WIER PHOTOGRAPHY

Consultant Team

Structural Design Group – Structural Engineer

I.C. Thomasson – MPE Engineer

Kimley-Horn – Civil Engineer

Contributions to Project's Success

Design assist with GC and MPE subcontractors

LEED-Silver Certification

Use of prefabrication strategies

Designed as a prototype hospital

Two floors of shell space build-out were successfully incorporated into the project design during construction

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