University Health System University Hospital

Sustainable-leftThe Broaddus+Muñoz team was selected in 2009 as project manager for the development of the University Hospital at South Texas Medical Center campus. Broaddus & Associates was previously responsible for developing the master plan for the University Health System (UHS) Capital Improvement Projects at both the Downtown Campus and the South Texas Medical Center campus.


The project was divided into two phases: first, construction of a new, state-of-the-art two million SF, 713-bed facility hospital tower, expanded central plant capabilities, and additional parking structures, followed by the renovation of the existing tower to supplement needs of the new tower.


The new hospital tower included a Level 1 Trauma Center, operating room surgical suites, support areas, faculty offices and follow-up clinics, all constructed beneath 504 new, private inpatient rooms including 112 Intensive Care Beds. The project also included a new 3,330-car parking structure, a heliport and significant site and infrastructure development.


This capital improvement program not only involved construction of new facilities, but also maximized efficiency and sustainability through its LEED goal of Gold certification.


The use of BIM allowed the designers to resolve conflicts during the design process, rather than wait until actual physical assembly took place in the field. This reduced field modifications and allows for faster construction, all of which financially benefited the owner. In addition, all of the correct data was entered into COBIE, to be used by the owner in managing the facility post-construction.