The South Tower project at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas has opened. The nine-level expansion project consists of 318,800 square feet of new construction and 101,000 square feet of renovation.
Linbeck Group served as general contractor. CallisonRTKL was the architect of record and provided medical equipment planning, construction administration, procurement, logistics and transition planning services to the project.
Major components include lab, emergency department, surgical services, heart center and inpatient and outpatient psych services. A unique implementation of an iMRI is utilized in interventional operating rooms to prevent risk with moving patients from an operating room to an MRI and back, which ultimately increases safety.
The project utilized an Integrated Project Design process, which called for four major phases – criteria design, detailed design, implementation design and construction. CallisonRTKL joined the process during the detailed design phase.