School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects © Hester + Hardaway

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects Site Plan

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects 3 Floor Plans

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects Section

School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / BNIM Architects & Lake|Flato Architects Daylighting Diagram

Architect: BNIM ArchitectsLake|Flato Architects
Location: , Texas, 
Project Team: Steve McDowell, FAIA; Kimberly Hickson, AIA; Chris Koon, AIA; David Immenschuh; David Lake, FAIA; Greg Papay, AIA; Kenny Brown
Consultants:  BNIM ArchitectsJaster Quintanilla & AssociatesCarter Burgess, Inc.,Ferguson Consulting, Inc., Supersymmetry, Clanton AssociatesEpsilon Engineering,Walter P. MooreColeman & Associates, Apex Busby, Rolf Jenson & AssociatesPhilo & Wilke ArchitectsArupPelton Marsh KinsellaWorrell Design GroupLerch Bates & AssociatesCenter for Maximum Potential Building SystemsRocky Mountain Institute, Elements
Contractor: Jacobs/VaughnGreg Papay, FAIA
Project Area: 18,023 sqm
Project Year:  2004
Photographs: Hester + Hardaway

By improving health and reducing environmental harm, the collaboration between Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects for the UTHSC School of Nursing has become a model for social and educational space that is both inspiring and accountable.Located in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, this building reaches out to the rest of the almost 50 medical institutions nearby, but is still able to stand out amongst its surroundings because of its promotion of health not only in function and use, but in construction and performance as well.  Given the density of the medical center and the size of its site, the building becomes a vertical campus, with a gradient of public-to-private spaces moving up from the ground level.

The most prevalent and impressive aspect of the project is its sustainability efforts. The entire UTHSC School of Nursing was built with 50% recycled materials. Photovoltaic panels and daylight strategies on the different facades respond to varying solar conditions depending on their orientation, and utilize natural light without increasing heat gain, leading to a 40% reduction in energy use. Rainwater collection allows for a 60% reduction in water use. All of these processes together lead the project to reach LEED Gold certification.

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