The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has broken ground on the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Tower 3 expansion project in Dallas. Plans call for an additional 644,000 square feet of new space.

“The 12-story facility expansion will add a ‘V’ design to the signature ‘W-shaped’ patient tower,” says CallisonRTKL Associate Vice President Jorge Rodriguez. “It will provide 292 new inpatient beds bringing the total bed complement on campus to 752 beds.”

The project will focus on neurology, brain and spine services, as well as adding psychiatric, acute stroke and epilepsy monitoring units. The four-story diagnostic and treatment podium will expand northward under the new patient tower and add 19 operating rooms, neuro interventional suites with two bi-plane angiography rooms, one bi-plane angio hybrid operating room, and an iMRI.

The podium expansion will also be home to a 17-room outpatient apheresis unit, a gamma knife suite, a diagnostic imaging department with a focus on neuro radiology, and an emergency department expansion along with other associated support service department functions.

CallisonRTKL is the architect of record on the project and Hoefer Wysocki Architecture is the design architect.