Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has called Dallas its only home for 97 years. When the nonprofit hospital made the decision to expand its services, Frisco, Texas—recently named America’s fastest growing city by the U.S. Census Bureau—was a natural choice.

The 345,000-square-foot Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, which opened in October 2018, was designed by HKS with an emphasis on movement and color. Key features include orthopedic outpatient clinics; a fracture clinic, which accepts walk-in patients with no physician referral; a Movement Science Lab with specialized capabilities for sport-specific training and testing; state-of-the-art physical therapy gyms; orthotics and prosthetics labs; and two operating rooms for day surgeries, as well as shelled space for future ORs and additional growth.

On-site radiology services are available as well as dedicated space for psychology, an infusion lab, and other ancillary patient services to support Scottish Rite Hospital’s care model, which focuses on treating the whole child, rather than simply the condition.

Scottish Rite anticipates the new center will record 22,000 clinical visits as well as 13,000 visits for physical therapy in its first year. With a nod to its community focus, the five-story facility also makes its conference center available to local schools and non-profit organizations at no charge.

Walking and running trails, a playground with adaptive play equipment, and a U-11 soccer field for injury prevention demonstrations and coaching clinics round out the facility, setting a new standard for pediatric sports medicine.


Project source list:

Facility name: Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center

Location:  Frisco, Texas

Completion date: October 2018

Owner: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Total building area: 345,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: N/A

Cost/sq. ft.: N/A

Architecture firm: HKS

Interior design: HKS

Engineering: WSP (MEP), HKS Inc. (structural), Halff Associates (civil)

Construction: Beck

Landscape: Talley Associates