Our projects are designed to create value, support work performance and deliver cost-effective solutions targeted to meet the clients’ goals. We do not have a house "style", but rather pride ourselves in creating project specific solutions for each client that reflects our client goals within the context of the region. Our clients come from diverse professional industries, allowing our firm to provide services on a wide variety of project types, including: Mixed-Use, Hospitality, Corporate Campus, Commercial Office, Interiors, Residential, Higher Education, Healthcare, Sports, Retail, Adaptive Re-Use/Renovation, and Planning & Urban Design.
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With over eighty years of combined experience working for healthcare organizations, our team of professionals assists hospitals, healthcare systems and developers in creating practical, real-world solutions.
Marking the expansion of the Dallas-based Methodist Health System into Addison is the development of a 108,500 SF Methodist Hospital for Surgery. The facility expands surgical services provided by Methodist Health System and their partner physicians in this new world class healing environment. The Hospital has seven fully-equipped operating rooms, 28 private patient rooms, 4 intensive care units, a diagnostic imaging suite (including CT and MRI), and physical therapy. The hospital will focus on treating patients in need of highly-specialized spine and joint surgery and will be the only dedicated orthopedics hospital of its kind in the area. The BIM process has allowed for a significant reduction in the construction schedule on this hospital, allowing the developer to meet a critical completion date. In addition, the project has benefited from far fewer change orders than is typical.
PROJECT SIZE: 3.7 M SF on 4 major Methodist campuses, 3 new regional locations and the New Oak Cliff Medical District
Methodist Health System (MHS) in Dallas, Texas embarked on a three-year strategic plan starting in 2008 that began to transform the way the system has historically approached growth and expansion. Parallel to and in coordination with that effort, BOKA Powell has lead the Facility Master Planning (FMP) Process. The result has been an MHS “Centennial Plan” for 2027 which will position the system for growth and to be a leader in providing healthcare services in the D/FW marketplace.
The FMP process followed three major concepts:
The vision for the Methodist Dallas campus includes creation of a medical district, a healthcare –centered mixed use gateway into South Dallas/Oak Cliff. The plan began with proposed growth of inpatient services within the existing facility footprint, including movement of outpatient and public services off the main campus and improved utilization of existing hospital space. Movement of outpatient services off campus not only allowed for growth of inpatient services and improved flow for patients, staff and visitors, but also inspired the vision for campus expansion into a mixed use Medical District.
BOKA Powell is currently providing a Facilities Utilization Analysis & Plan for the john-peter-smith Health Network of Tarrant County, which will be utilized in conjunction with the john-peter-smith community medical needs assessment and strategic planning initiatives for University of North Texas Medical School and Residency Programs. It is anticipated that the facilities utilization and urban plan will allow john-peter-smith to continually monitor its progress and reevaluate its priorities as appropriate. john-peter-smith' goal for the Plan is to ensure john-peter-smith' efforts are targeted and designed to effectively meet the needs of the community john-peter-smith serves.
The final plan will provide an analysis of: two hospital campuses, 50 clinics, 19 school based programs and 10 community based pharmacies, current locations, capacity and utilization of all owned and leased buildings, analysis of condition and fitness for intended use of each building, the proposed space and program utilization of all owned and leased buildings and property, and the impact and opportunities of the john-peter-smith Network development in areas immediately surrounding each Campus.
The Plan will also: address challenges facing the john-peter-smith Network and it's community, address transportation and changing county demographics, separate Tarrant County into appropriate zones to address area community medical needs, propose new rationalization plans, develop capacity and utilization models for new programs, propose new more objective measures for john-peter-smith to monitor space utilization, staffing and to meeting identified medical, operational, educational and other needs, and propose a phased capital plan, cash flows and a timeframe for implementation of priorities.
The plan evaluates and proposes a strategic vision for two major components of the JPS network; the main JPS hospital campus and its community health services located throughout Tarrant County.
The plan provides a foundation from which JPS can assess its main campus in terms of maximizing efficiency, utilization, and impact on the surrounding neighborhoods in a fiscally responsible manner. It addresses immediate needs and looks into JPS future to recommend a comprehensive strategy for utilizing facilities, maximizing operational capacities and organizing services across the network.
The strategic facilities utilization plan provides benchmarks that allow JPS to continually monitor its progress and reevaluate its priorities as appropriate. It provides a flexible pathway for growth, including identification of short term and long term priorities, and phased implementation.
Situated in the flourishing Frisco Square development, the Forest Park Medical Center in Frisco represents a new era for healthcare. The four story hospital features luxurious patient rooms including VIP patient rooms with attached family living areas serviced by state-of–the-art operating suites, our family focused Intensive Care Unit and an upscale dietary that celebrates a healthier fare for our patients, staff and families.
Every aspect of the design from the motor court drop-off, the lobbies, our unique lighting and spectacular finishes in our patient rooms celebrate the senses in a "5 star – hospitality enriched" environment.
The dramatic exterior of the hospital embodies the art deco period with an eclectic and contemporary styling that befits the Frisco Square urban character. Additionally, the project includes medical offices, retail and restaurant space enhanced by pedestrian scaled arcades and al fresco dining opportunities.
Integrated into the two building complex is a parking structure that supports the needs of the hospital, Medical Office Building, retail and dining.
Forest Park Medical Center Frisco is the new standard for healthcare with a progressive sensory approach to the ever-evolving delivery of healthcare in the United States.
Existing underutilized retail locations in both urban and suburban markets can present a unique opportunity for redevelopment into healthcare facilities. Both strip center and mall anchor store locations have planning characteristics that work well with medical uses. In addition, medical uses can dramatically increase the number of visits by potential retail customers, providing a significant boost to adjacent retail, restaurant and entertainment uses.
The visual identity of an existing retail structure can be given a dynamic new identity with additive elements, as shown in this study, while maintaining continuity with adjacent retail structures and their tenants. In addition to providing Architectural and Planning services for these opportunities, BOKA Powell can provide Market Demand Analysis and Strategic Planning services to assist property owners, medical operators and doctor groups in identifying the convergence of patient demand, physical location and market demographics that make a project feasible. The program elements that can be delivered at reduced cost and construction time within these locations include: Allied Health Programs, Surgery Center, ASC, Imaging, Urgent Care, Rehab, Administrative Office Space, Physical Therapy/Health Club, Simulation Labs, Class Room, Conference, Observation/Inpatient Beds and Specialty Centers.
This new Medical Office facility is conceived for the site adjacent to our recently completed Methodist Hospital for Surgery, the newest surgical hospital in North Dallas. The facility will include 80,000 square feet of medical office space spanning four floors within an integrated hospital environment. An adjacent five level parking garage will provide 414 parking spaces. The medical specialists that will be housed within the facility will compliment and support the Orthopedic, Spine, and ENT Center of Excellence functions of the adjacent hospital.
BOKA Powell assisted Texas A&M and Blinn College in strategic planning the multi-tenant, education and medically-oriented facility on the Texas A&M Health Science Center Campus in Bryan, Texas. The project involves creating utilization models for Blinn College to project future growth and program development, facility design development, as well as programming and space planning for each of the tenants that form a diverse cross-section of medical organizations. The facility will include both clinical and academic components, including the Texas Brain and Spine Institute, the Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency Program and Behavioral Medicine Program, and the Blinn College Allied Health Programs. Through programming and planning, BOKA Powell married the future strategic plan for growth and collaboration by designing a facility that allows for segregation of patient populations as well as a separate identity for each of the clinical programs, relocation and growth of six existing programs, addition of two new programs, opportunities for the coordination of all programs within a single facility as well as a new, more authentic-feeling clinical learning environment for students via a simulated hospital.
*This project is a Private-Public Partnership with Texas A&M University System and Texas A&M Health Science Center
Plan the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Mixed Use Medical District as part of the Centennial Vision, beginning with development of new MOB to separate and grow outpatient services apart from the existing campus. As appropriate, continue to add outpatient facility(ies) or primary care MOBs to accommodate outpatient care and administrative components that do not need to be located in an inpatient hospital setting. Develop Medical District with appropriate complementary components, to include the following or similar types of facilities:
BOKA Powell designed the new 80,000 SF Headquarter for Horizon Health on Lake Vista Drive in Lewisville, Texas. The site is located in the heart of a growing commercial corridor, along a picturesque lake front. The building diagram consists of two main wings of ofﬁce/tenant space ﬂanking a central lobby. The lobby extends through the entire width of the building, providing sweeping views of the lake beyond. Keeping the service cores to a minimum, the overall plan is conducive to both single-tenant and multi-tenant scenarios, providing long-term ﬂexibility for the owner. The exterior elevation is terminated at the four corners with full-height curtain wall, providing glass corner ofﬁces that maximize the views of the lake. Glass stair towers at each end allow natural light to penetrate into the building, encouraging the use of the stairs. The site landscaping concept includes an entry plaza, and strategically designed planting and walkways that connect to the existing jogging trails around the lake. The interior design focuses on connectivity and adjacencies within the different departments at Horizon Health Corporation. Amenities include an exterior patio overlooking the water, providing a relaxing space to eat and mingle. The materials and colors used throughout the interiors focus on bringing the calm and serenity of nature into the building.
To Provide a Conceptual Facility Plan and Identify Space Requirements for Golden Cross Academic Clinic through: ›Facilitation of interviews with key stakeholders ›Determination of specific facility and program needs ›Calculation of Facility Capacity ›Understanding of Operations and Program Needs ›Expectation of Future Growth
BOKA Powell designed this 130,780 sf shell building in Las Colinas, Texas for Cigna as part of a developer team. The floor plate of the building is designed to maximize useable square footage and allow for flexibility in making future modifications to the space. The unique exterior skin system features an exposed structural system, which eliminated the need for precast fabrication and delivery and allowed the building to be developed on a very fast track. Functions including R&D labs, software labs, testing labs, a training center, data center, machine shop, and general office functions. Departmental adjacencies were organized to synergize the company’s business model by fostering an interactive atmosphere that encourages collaborative problem solving. The spaces were designed in a collaborative effort with both the corporate leadership, as well as users of the space, with the goal of creating a timeless and sophisticated space that would meet strict budget and scheduling requirements. Concurrently, BOKA Powell was contracted directly by Cigna to create Interior Construction Documents, based on a space plan provided by Cigna’s in-house interior design team. BOKA Powell worked closely with Cigna and the developer to ensure that the shell building and interiors worked together to maximize efficiency and value for the project as a whole.
BOKA Powell has recently completed the design for the first phase of a new medical/professional office complex in Rancho Mirage, California. Developed by American Medical Office Partners, Inc. and located on Bob Hope Drive, minutes away from the Eisenhower Hospital complex and Betty Ford Clinic in Palm Springs, this facility is the largest office project approved in the area in almost 20 years. The project consists of two separate office buildings of 49,000 SF each with separate adjoining open parking garages. The façade has a sophisticated desert style that harmonizes with the aesthetics of the region. The building is sited to take full advantage of the desert mountain views. The project is in collaboration with William Graves Architect.
The headquarters campus for Tenet Corporate Headquarters is comprised of a 16-story build-to-suit for Tenet Healthcare and a 13-story building as a companion for allied vendors. Both buildings feature a dramatic two-story lobby detailed with wood and stone. The floor plates are deep and efficient with a compact core area. The 15th and 16th floors include a two-story executive lobby with a cascading staircase. The buildings and adjacent garage are attached with a conditioned concourse level, with executive parking accommodated in the basement level. BOKA Powell designed, created, and construction documented the buildings for Hines Interests.
BOKA Powell was commissioned to design a new 31,000 SF medical office building in Plano, Texas. Located near Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, this two story shell office structure houses doctor groups who desire to own their office space rather than lease. The building is a contemporary architectural design located on a 3.4 acre site. Parking for 174 cars is provided. As well as doing the shell design, BOKA Powell has maintained involvement in the design and finish out of several doctor suites within the building. Construction was completed in the fall of 2003.
BOKA Powell provided interior renovation services for the 20,000 square foot Pediatric Unit at the world renown Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dallas Chapter AIA Honor Award Healthcare Interior Design
BOKA Powell worked with Erlanger Health System to develop a masterplan to coordinate the activities of the UTC College of Medicine and Erlanger Hospital into a new mixed-use medical concept that leveraged the individual volumes of these organizations for retail, ambulatory healthcare, medical office, University, clinical and workforce housing.
The MHS Regional Ambulatory Facility Plan provided MHS the opportunity to expand its regional footprint by phasing facility growth with a market's development. We collaborated on an ambulatory facility strategy and created a plan for capturing future market opportunities by creating a facility prototype that provided for staged development from medical office building to an inpatient facility as future need exists. As part of our study to plan for development of a growing medical campus, we master planned medical mixed-use sites in various South Dallas neighborhoods. The plan allowed for a process-oriented growth strategy and included the following components:
The MHS Regional Ambulatory Facility Plan also recognized the opportunity for MHS to expand its primary care footprint beyond South Dallas. MHS senior management directed our team to review select opportunities that would provide avenues for primary services growth for both physicians and ambulatory diagnostics and therapies. We evaluated service niche opportunities and locations that MHS feels is critical to its mission and demographic growth. We identified opportunity sites for primary care services based on market demographics, competitive environment and site location. We also sought to consolidate the Family Health Centers as strategically and financially appropriate and to better understand their referral patterns.
BOKA Powell began a strategic planning process to understand the future growth of Blinn College Allied Health Programs. The process evaluated the existing Allied Health Programs, their current enrollment, existing resources, curriculum, degree plans, implementation of new teaching methods and future growth influencers. The process also included identification of potential for future programs in order to evaluate expected resource expansion. The process involved directors of each of the Allied Health Programs, the Allied Health Programs Division Chair, the Vice President of Applied Sciences, the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, the Executive Director of Facilities, the Chief Financial Officer and President/ CEO of the College. The group held brainstorming sessions to discuss program needs and identify growth influencers for each of the individual programs. We identified both positive and negative growth influencers for individual programs and globally, across all programs. We evaluated program capacities based on existing enrollment, curriculum and degree contact hours, and program resources. A plan for the future program growth and resources of Blinn College of Allied Health will be developed based on:
BOKA Powell led the Strategic Facility Master Planning (FMP) Process for Methodist Dallas Medical Center and the result has been a vision-driven &Centennial Plan& for 2027. The Charlton Campus plan includes planning for the appropriate use and organization of increasingly disparate space within the existing facility, bed capacity expansion, improvement of campus circulation, way-finding, and future consolidation of outpatient services. The FMP targeted expansion of the Emergency Department and Support Services as key next steps. The plan includes proposed campus zoning for inpatient services, outpatient services and support components. The inpatient zoning plan includes reserving a location for a future bed tower; the outpatient zoning plan includes planning for the growth of new outpatient MOBs on land currently owned by Methodist Charlton. The project's strategic process included operational benchmarking, department utilization modeling, analysis of space and facilities utilization and departmental adjacency needs, identification of key planning units, collaborative projections development, priorities and phasing recommendations. The FMP process followed four major concepts:
This concept for a new Student Center incorporates classrooms, dining facilities, fitness center, student government offices, and compter center. Approximately 80,000 sf, the building was programmed into two discreet zones, one for student life and one for academic uses, that are connected by a three story atrium. This enclosed atrium bridges between the two sets of uses, giving students a unique environment to socialize, relax, and study.