Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, Oklahoma by architect Larry Speck

Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center connects with nature to provide a nurturing healthcare environment for Native Americans living in southeastern Oklahoma. The architecture maximizes access and views to the pristine, 230-acre site while inviting daylight into the buildings. Patient units are directly oriented to the creek and trees, with traditional hospital "front" and "back" elements tucked to the side. Chickasaw art and culture, which emphasizes giving and sharing with extended family,…

Seton Medical Center Expansion in Austin, Texas by architect Larry Speck

Seton Medical Center Expansion

The expansion of Seton Medical Center creates a new “front door” image for a dated 1970s hospital, adding a day surgery, entry and chapel. Glass and light provide a sense of precision and technological sophistication alongside a certain softness and elusiveness--appropriate for a building where modern medicine deals with both scientific exactness and human frailty. A long volume faced with translucent glass is strung along the north face, drawing soft light into recovery rooms without…

Driscoll Children's Hospital Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinics in Brownsville, McAllen by architect Larry Speck

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinics

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…