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LegacyER in Frisco, Texas by 5G Studio Collaborative (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino 3D)

October 30th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: 5G Studio Collaborative, llc

LegacyER is a free-standing 6,200 GSF Emergency and Urgent Care facility in Frisco, Texas, consisting of Urgent Care Rooms, Special Treatment Rooms, Radiology Suites, and Trauma Suites organized around an elemental ceiling spine, originating from the point of patient entry, that bisects through the interior spaces.  Aiming for rigorous simplicity and clarity of occupant flow, spatial qualities are likewise mapped logically through the use of light, reflectivity, and translucency.

Southeast Corner (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

  • Architects: 5G Studio Collaborative, llc
  • Project: LegacyER
  • Location:Frisco, Texas, USA
  • Client Name: LegacyER
  • Structural Consultant: Armstrong-Douglass Partners, LLC
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Consultant:Telios, PC
  • General Contractor: Huffman Builders
  • Construction Completion: August 2008
  • Project Photography: Charles Davis Smith-AIA, Michael Hemme
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, and PhotoShop

Lobby (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

Architect Team:
Yen Ong, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Principal Architect)
Hoang Dang, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Design Principal)
James Warton, Associate AIA, LEED AP (Project Designer)
Alesha Calvert, ASID (Interior Designer)
Warren Lieu (Technical Designer)


Northeast Corner (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

Material Specification:

  • Masonry: Interstate Brick, Emperor Module (3x4x16)
  • Aluminum Windows and Storefront: Kawneer
  • Custom Sandblasted Clear Glazing: PPG
  • Concrete: TXI (Integral Colored Concrete), Amerete (Concrete Polishing)
  • Zinc Cladding: VM Zinc
  • Single-Ply Roofing Membrane: Firestone TPO
  • Interior Resin Paneling: 3Form
  • Interior Linear Lighting: Se’Lux
  • Exterior Lighting: Bega
  • Plumbing Fixture: Kohler


Nurse Station (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

Welcoming the patients, two sandblast-patterned glass volumes hover underneath a continuous zinc-clad roof plane, which turns down at one end to provide enclosure for a landscape-screened patio area.  The diamond-polished integral-color concrete floor adds to the spatial dimension of the interior by reflecting the abundant daylight that comes through rhythmically-spaced skylights above the primary circulation.  Translucent resin panels, layered in hues of green, clad the primary operational backbone of the practice, which includes the Reception, Triage, Laboratory, and Nurse Station spaces.  Treatment room doors composed of laminated liquid crystal glass shift with a touch from transparent to opaque, giving the patients their privacy while indicating to the staff that the room is occupied.


Patient Corridor (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

The interior is composed primarily of materials more commonly seen in hospitality and spa environments.  As an effect, the building achieves an engaging balance between the aggressive, vigilant presence on the exterior and a tranquil interior ambience, offering a soothing place of respite for patients seeking emergency care.

Transparent Corner (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

Trauma Room (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

Break Room (Image Courtesy Michael Hemme)

Lab Corner (Image Courtesy Michael Hemme)

Play Area (Image Courtesy Michael Hemme)

Signage (Image Courtesy Michael Hemme)

Skylight (Image Courtesy Michael Hemme)

Floor Plan Program Landscape

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Categories: Autocad, Care Center, Hospital, Photoshop, Rhino

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