“Through inventive site planning strategy, this is an exemplary project that fosters a collaborative, healthy workplace while transforming a ‘leftover’ site into a vibrant urban park, benefitting both the occupants and the public at large.”
Jeff Goldstein, FAIA

Location Dallas
Client KDC (Developer), Baylor Scott & White Health (Owner)
Architect Perkins&Will
Design Team Ron Stelmarski, FAIA, John Strasius, AIA, Meredith Hunt, Assoc. AIA, Stefan Burnett, Henry D’Elena, AIA, Robert Casstevens, AIA
Contractor Austin Commercial
Civil Engineer RLG Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer L.A. Fuess Partners
MEP Engineer Telios Engineering
Elevator Consultant Lerch Bates
Parking Consultant HWA Parking
Traffic Consultant Pacheco Koch
Wind Consultant RWDI
Envelope Consultant Morrison Hershfield
Roofing Consultant Jim Whitten Roof Consultants
Zoning Consultant Robert Reeves & Associates
Renderings Bezier Studios
Landscape Architect Studio Outside

The new Baylor Scott & White Health Administrative Center consolidates six satellite offices with the goal of promoting a total workplace culture shift. Conceived as an inhabited tree canopy, the 250,000 sf of office space are organized on two three-acre floor plates perforated with numerous clerestory windows, floor openings, and communicating stairs. This visually connected interior landscape fosters collaboration between once siloed staff, maximizes connectivity, and eliminates corporate hierarchy. Lifted portions of the building create shaded outdoor social spaces (with a measured 53-degree surface temperature differential between direct sunlight and the under­porch environment) and allow an adjacent park to flow underneath.

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