Two new signature pediatric facilities in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley reinforce the Driscoll Children’s Hospital brand while embracing the culture of their communities.  Each features a colorful, porch element that is easy to identify and open to the street.  The main circulation system extends the inviting facade with waiting areas and playscapes for children.    Clinical zones are organized in modular pods, with carefully designed “universal” examination rooms and centralized physician workrooms.  The design allows for easy building expansion, both horizontal and vertical.  Elements developed here will appear at the DCH main campus, reinforcing the notion of a healthcare provider in multiple locations.