The architectural design team from Harris Craig Architects utilized a standing-seam metal roof and metal wall panel systems to create a contemporary, modern appearance for the Herrington-Ornelas Health Park in Whitehouse, Texas.
The 4041-m2 (43,500-sf) facility offers comprehensive healthcare services, fitness options, and specialty care.
Four profiles were included in the exterior material palette. The design team specified approximately 557 m2 (6000 sf) of 24-gauge metal panels finished in champagne metallic for the roof. The façade was created using 24-gauge metal wall panels in dark bronze color, 1-mm (31-mils) aluminum flush panels, and 24-gauge custom-fabricated coping.
“The hospital wanted to modernize its medical office building look to present a more contemporary feel and relevance to modern healthcare practice while still referencing some of the traditional design elements of current buildings,” said architect Brice Harris. “The design is somewhat of a prototype for the future. We sought to honor the objective of modernizing the look but also pay respect to where the health system has been. The roof was designed to echo other structures in the system. They share the prominent use of the gable on the building but here we brought it forward into a contemporary design aesthetic.”
Installation of the roof and wall panels was done by Tyler Roofing in Tyler, Texas. The wall panels were installed using scissor lifts and ladders.
“We kept running a laser to make sure everything was horizontal and lined up,” said Tommy Ray Sukiennik, from Tyler Roofing. “Then we finished it off with the trim and cap. We tied everything into the expansion joints and trimmed it out so it was as clean as could be.”
The general contractor (GC) on the project was WRL General Contractors, Flint, Texas.