Square Footage: 715,000
Actual Cost: $480 Million
Completion Date: January 2020

The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (CUH) is the centerpiece of acute care for the nationally acclaimed UT Southwestern Medical Center. At 715,000 SF, the new tower will house diagnostic/treatment and 292 beds focusing on neurology, brain, spine, and oncology services and will increase the total number of inpatient beds from 460 to 752.

The facility was designed with two primary components: podium and tower. The podium houses all diagnostic and treatment departments as well as major support services with a distinct separation of flow between visitor, staff/patient, and service. The tower incorporates a serrated configuration with elevator cores at each bend. Expansion strategies were incorporated within the original design to allow future growth and to reduce disruptions to ongoing operations.