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A garden in the sky lifts patients’ spirits at Houston Methodist

https://www.tmc.edu/news/2019/11/a-garden-in-the-sky-lifts-patients-spirits-at-houston-methodist/

 

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A burst of color 21 stories above the Texas Medical Center, Horizon’s Hope garden offers Houston Methodist patients and staff the healing benefits of nature.

 

Plans for the rooftop garden began to bloom last fall when Renee Stubbins, Ph.D., senior research oncology dietitian, and Ashley Verzwyvelt, an oncology infusion nurse liaison, submitted a proposal for a natural oasis on the roof to the Center for Health and Nature.

 

The center, housed at Houston Methodist, is a partnership between Houston Methodist, Texas A&M University and Texan by Nature, a nonprofit conservation group.

 

Now, more than a year later, the garden has sprung to life at Houston Methodist Hospital-Outpatient Center.

 

“It can be so crazy and stressful up here, ” Verzwyvelt said. “Once you see that view and … this huge, impactful mural and the flowers, it just melts all of that stress.”

After Verzwyvelt and Stubbins were awarded funding by the center for the garden, members of the community reached out to get involved. Architects and planners donated their time to design a safe, relaxing space.

 

Houston’s prolific muralist, Gonzo247, formally known as Mario E. Figueroa Jr., painted a mural to accent the garden. Rich shades of blue, orange and pink, reminiscent of a Texas sunset, blend seamlessly into a hill of wildflowers.

 

“Gonzo did such a good job,” Stubbins said. “He matched our vision perfectly. … Some people might think it’s a little disorganized, but I really wanted it to look like a meadow.”

Still in its early stages, the garden is not yet open to anyone except the Houston Methodist staff maintaining it.

 

For now, the garden, which is visible from multiple patient rooms, will provide pleasant views and be part of a clinical trial with Texas A&M University to test the benefits of nature in a hospital setting. Patients will be randomly assigned to one of three rooms while receiving regular chemotherapy infusions: a room with a view of the garden, a control room with no windows, or a room where the patients will experience nature via a virtual reality headset. The trial will examine whether interaction with nature improves the patient experience.

 

 

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This is an exciting time for the Texas Medical Center!  It is already the largest medical center in the world and keeps growing.

 

In this rendering of Houston Methodist's Centential Tower, why does the bridge over Fannin Street have an extra level above the walkway?

 

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1 hour ago, Geographer said:

This is an exciting time for the Texas Medical Center!  It is already the largest medical center in the world and keeps growing.

 

In this rendering of Houston Methodist's Centential Tower, why does the bridge over Fannin Street have an extra level above the walkway?

 

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It is for a future phase and will be left unfinished on the interior.

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COVID recession puts damper on large construction projects

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/11/17/covid19-recession-puts-damper-large-construction-projects/

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Before COVID-19 hit and the economy tanked, Houston Methodist Hospital was well along in its plans to expand downtown. Centennial Tower is a $700 million-plus project to serve more patients.

“The day that I had to call the architects and the engineers and the general contractor back in March and tell him we’re gonna put this on hold, that was a hard call,” said Sid Sanders, senior vice president for design, construction and real estate at Houston Methodist.

“Centennial is over a million square feet,” he said. “It’s going to be somewhere around 30 floors. It will probably peak out with close to 1,000 people on that job site during the peak of construction.”

Sanders said he’s hoping to get started on building the Centennial Tower in the first part of 2022 — about a year later than first planned.

 

 

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Leadership Series: Sid Sanders, Houston Methodist

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Sid Sanders is no stranger to billion-dollar capital projects. The Senior Vice President for Construction, Facilities, Design & Real Estate Management at Houston Methodist is currently responsible for a $4.5 billion capital construction program. Prior to his role at Methodist, he ran a $7 billion capital program for the UT System.

This building had to tie into five other buildings at 15 specific locations on seven different levels, so the construction manager used state-of-the-art scanning technology to pick up millions of data points. Then, we imported those scans into the building information model of Walter Tower to work out the details of how to connect to all those buildings. Now, we’re kicking off Tower 2, which will probably be bigger, and we’ll take with us the lessons we learned from this project.

 

 

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New Wins and Project Starts Reinvigorate EYP's Growth

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ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EYP, the leading architecture and engineering firm developing new ideas and design solutions with mission-driven clients in higher education, government, healthcare, and science and technology, wraps up a challenging year for the architecture and building industry in a strong position going into 2021.

In 2020, the firm has embarked on several new projects, including modernization of the historic U.S. Customs House in Philadelphia, PA for the U.S. General Services Administration, re-start of Centennial Tower at Texas Medical Center and Sugar Land Hospital expansion for Houston Methodist Hospital, and design of a new science research and teaching lab building for Texas Tech University.

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2 hours ago, Highrise Tower said:

Centennial Tower registered with TDLR. wow!! Start date April 2022.

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This seems very expensive! I'm guessing it's going to have a very nice mass to have such a square footage. Should be a great addition to the skyline! 

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