Baylor College of Medicine Neurosensory Center – Houston Methodist Hospital
LAN provided complete mechanical and electrical design services for the 10-level, 450,000-SF Neurosensory Center located in the Texas Medical Center. The new building includes facilities for teaching, research, and treatment in the specialties of neurology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology. The building’s ground level, over underground parking, provides entry and service facilities. Three towers over a raised plaza, all designed for vertical expansion, contain other operations. The first five levels include research laboratories and outpatient clinics. The sixth level contains mechanical equipment. Surgery and radiology facilities are on the seventh level, with nursing and intensive care operations on the top four levels. Central plant expansion was required at The Methodist Hospital to serve the new building, as well as other concurrent work being done. The Neurosensory Center required three different distribution systems to serve surgical, patient and general areas. A 2,200-ton steam-driven chiller supplies 1,600 tons of cooled air, with secondary chilled water pumps, a hot water converter and hot water pumps in a ground-level mechanical room to serve the entire building. All building systems are controlled and monitored automatically.
Houston Methodist Hospital