Higher Education UTHSC School of Nursing of
UTHSC School of Nursing
The School of Nursing for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was designed using current research on the effects of daylighting and indoor air quality on health, well-being and productivity, while minimizing the impact on the environment. It was built with 50% recycled materials, and reduced energy use by 40% and water use by 60%. Each façade responds individually to the solar demands of its exposure. The design incorporates systems that reject heat, direct daylight, recycle rainwater, allow for photovoltaic panel integration, and use local materials. This project achieved LEED Gold certification. In collaboration with BNIM Architects.
Photography: Paul Hester
Nursing is not only scientific and knowledge-based; there is also caring and compassion — the healing component. So we wanted a building that feels like a nurturing environment the minute you enter it.
Dean, The School of Nursing for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Texas Society of Architects/AIA Design Award
AIA Houston Honor Award
AIA Houston Sustainability Award
AIA Kansas City Sustainability Award
2008 - Sustainable Healthcare Architecture
2007 - Nurture: Architecture of Sustainability
2006 - Texas Architect (Sep/Oct)
2006 - Architectural Record (Feb)
2006 - Metropolis Magazine (Dec)