TCH legacy Tower ExteriorFKP | CannonDesign is thrilled to share that Phase 1 of Texas Children’s Hospital’s new Legacy Tower is now complete. Our firm helped Texas Children’s with architecture, interior design, master planning and equipment planning services for the new 25-story inpatient tower which marks a significant milestone for the hospital’s mission to provide greater access to care for the most critically ill and medically complex children.

Soaring above the Texas Medical Center campus, the 400-foot tower includes new state-of-the-art operating rooms with an intraoperative MRI and an 84-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) that consists of dedicated surgical, neuro, and transitional ICU beds as part of Phase 1. The second phase – which includes the new eight-floor home of Texas Children’s Heart Center – will go live in September.

“Designing a 19-story addition over an existing building takes a tremendous amount of foresight and determination. Thanks to all of those involved, we’ve completed one of the most technologically advanced pediatric critical care hospitals in the world,” said Michael Shirley, AIA, of FKP | CannonDesign, who served as the project’s design principal. “The results are indicative of Texas Children’s legacy of healing any sick or hurt child without restrictions. The tower is sensational in purpose – an accomplishment that will provide unmatched outcomes and experiences for many years to come.”

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