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Parkland Health and Hospital System

Outpatient Surgery Center and Sky-Bridges

Project Description

Located in Dallas County, Parkland is one of the largest public hospitals in the country, with 865 inpatient beds and over one million outpatient visits per year. As part of their new $1.2 billion campus expansion, Parkland selected Moody Nolan as the Design Architect, along with Architect of Record, VAI, for a new 245,000 sq. ft. outpatient clinic.

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M/WBE Community Impact Award - Topping Out Award, 2016

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Design Features

Attached to the new 2.1 million sq. ft. hospital, the five-story structure houses outpatient imaging, pharmacy and three floors of various outpatient clinic practices. Special consideration was given to ensuring the design of the building connected to all public spaces. Due to the facility’s proximity to both public green space and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) elevated light rail station, Parkland needed the clinic to have a distinct “front door” image, while still tying into the context of the new campus. And, a significant design challenge was that the building will be approached from all sides with no “back door.”

In addition to the outpatient clinic, Moody Nolan was also selected to plan and design the two sky bridges that link the new hospital to the existing Parkland campus, as well as the outpatient clinic. Totaling over 965 linear feet, these complex bridges weave in and out of new and existing structures.