Pearland Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Project Facts

Location: Houston, Texas
Size: 140,000-SF
Market: Healthcare
Services: Architecture and Interiors
Scope: New Acute Care Hospital

Pearland Medical Center is a new full-service hospital located on 48 acres in the Shadow Creek Planned Development neighborhood of Pearland, Texas. This three-story facility contains 33 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient services. It was designed to expand both horizontally and vertically—up to three more floors and 150 beds, giving it the ability to continue to serve the community as it grows.

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

This patient-centered facility was designed as a prototype with an identical facility, Medical City Alliance, in Fort Worth, 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.

The design incorporated lean concepts to streamline travel distances and processes. Pearland Medical Center 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%.

“Hospitals are an essential part of a community. They help save and improve lives, but for them to keep operating and providing the services their community needs, hospitals require a lot of energy which can have negative impacts on the environment,” said Greg Stein, HCA’s VP of Design and Construction.

Consultant Team

Structural Design Group – Structural Engineering

I.C. Thomasson – MPE Engineering

Kimley-Horn and Assoc, Inc. – Civil Engineering

Skanska – Contractor

Contributions to Project's Success

Prototype design using the LEAN concepts to optimize the design, management, and construction process.

Designed to comply with the restrictions of the Shadow Creek planned development community.

Future vertical and horizontal expansion to a 150-bed hospital considered in the design.

As a certified LEED-Silver project, the design combines sustainability with Evidence Based Design.

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