Taking Pediatric Patient and Family Care to New Heights

As the tallest Texas Children’s facility to date, the new 25-story Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower has a dominant presence on the Texas Medical Center Campus — boldly symbolizing the hospital’s mission to create a healthier future for children. The 19-story vertical expansion fulfills a critical step in Texas Children’s strategic plan to bolster core clinical services and provide greater access to the most critically ill children.


  • 640,000 SF of expansion
  • 6 high acuity ORs for neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, transplant and general surgery
  • 2 intraoperative MRI suites
  • 4 pediatric ICU floors with 84 private PICU rooms
  • 3 cardiovascular ICU floors with 48 private patient rooms
  • 2 cardiac acute care floors with 42 private patient rooms
  • 1 helistop provides more rapid access to care

Designed by FKP | CannonDesign