FOREST PARK MEDICAL CENTER
LOCATION: AUSTIN, TX
AREA: 145,000 SQUARE FT
Forest Park Medical Center of Austin was designed to deliver state-of-the-art, quality healthcare through a five-star hospitality experience that is integrated into the landscape of the Texas Hill Country. The medical campus is on 9.471 acres within an overall 59-acre site that is anticipated to become an urban mixed-use community. Forest Park, which has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, includes a four-story medical office building, four-story hospital, and parking garage with a sculpture garden connecting the three buildings. Arrival onto the property is an orchestrated sequence of access and wayfinding, culminating in a grand yet hospitable sense of welcome.
The design of the Forest Park Medical Center embodies the regional culture of high-gloss technology while the vernacular aesthetic creates a character of elevated and eclectic sophistication. Through elements of warmth and light, contrast and balance in an elegant design palette, visitors are drawn inside to a holistic experience of quality care. Patient and family-centric care units accommodate a total of 46 patient rooms, 12 of which were designated for VIP suites and six for intensive care. They are oriented with views out to the serene Hill Country landscape and ‘Violet Crown’ sunsets in support of the environments designed to be conducive for the recovery process.