Location:Completed: 2018 Architect: FKP Architects, Inc.
Through this 19-story vertical expansion, Texas Children’s Hospital added 640,000 square-feet atop the fully-occupied, Bellows-built building adjacent to the Texas Children’s® Pavilion for Women which was also completed by Bellows. The Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower, equipped with a roof-top helistop, houses new and expanded operating rooms, as well as a new pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) that spans four floors and has 84 beds, including dedicated neurological ICU rooms, surgical ICU rooms and a progressive care unit. Smith Legacy Tower is the new home of Texas Children’s Heart Center® – ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in cardiology and heart surgery. The Heart Center includes an outpatient clinic, catheterization lab, cardiac intensive care unit, four cardiovascular operating rooms, and cardiology acute care beds. What’s so special about this project is that it means never having to say ‘no’ to a child in need of complex care.