the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. University
  4. United States
  5. Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects
  6. 0
  7. 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 / Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects

  • 00:00 - 14 August, 2011
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 / Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects, © Hester + Hardaway
© Hester + Hardaway

© Hester + Hardaway © Hester + Hardaway © Hester + Hardaway © Hester + Hardaway + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Houston, TX, USA
  • Project Team

    Steve McDowell, FAIA; Kimberly Hickson, AIA; Chris Koon, AIA; David Immenschuh; David Lake, FAIA; Greg Papay, AIA; Kenny Brown
  • Consultants

    BNIM Architects, Jaster Quintanilla & Associates, Carter Burgess, Inc., Ferguson Consulting, Inc., Supersymmetry, Clanton Associates, Epsilon Engineering, Walter P. Moore, Coleman & Associates, Apex Busby, Rolf Jenson & Associates, Philo & Wilke Architects, Arup, Pelton Marsh Kinsella, Worrell Design Group, Lerch Bates & Associates, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Rocky Mountain Institute, Elements
  • Contractor

    Jacobs/VaughnGreg Papay, FAIA
  • Area

    18023.0 m2
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs


© Hester + Hardaway
© 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.

© Hester + Hardaway
© Hester + Hardaway

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.

© Hester + Hardaway
© Hester + Hardaway

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.

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects
Office
Cite: "School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston / Lake|Flato Architects and BNIM Architects" 14 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/156788/school-of-nursing-and-student-community-center-at-the-university-of-texas-health-science-center-in-houston-lakeflato-architects-and-bnim-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Hester + Hardaway

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