Lake Pointe Medical Center – Master Plan & Expansion

Category: Architecture, Outpatient Center


Located in the growing East Dallas Suburb of Rockwall, Texas this first phase implementation of the Master Plan for Lake Pointe Medical Center has added 140,000 square feet to the facility.

The charge was to blend the building into the existing three-story brick structure.  A combination of brick and cast stone was used on the facade in addition to a new canopy and entry rotunda.

This project had to effectively double the space occupied by the ancillary departments of the existing hospital and create a true outpatient service area without negatively affecting existing operations.

The team’s response was a functionally desirable solution that provided a new main entry, visually prominent 24 hours a day, with new private Admissions stations positioned to serve both inpatients and outpatients.  The hospital was ‘reoriented’ on the site, with construction of new inpatient, outpatient and emergency entries adjacent to new parking areas.  The original entrance and lobby now serve returning visitors of patients in the hospital’s original bed units.

95,000 square feet of the project was new construction including a new Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, 27 station Outpatient Suite, a Diagnostic Imaging expansion, a new Main Lobby, Admitting and Registration and Pre-Admit Testing Area.  45,000 square feet of the existing building was renovated, including a Surgical Services Suite and a 16 station PACU.

The design of the new entrance lobby, known as the ‘rotunda’, and other exterior forms were spawned by the red brick and cast stone arches of the existing hospital.  Use of those elements and similar materials successfully blends old and new architectural designs.