Dell Seton Medical Center – In Process

In 2017, Ascension Seton invested $310 million to build a state-of-the-art adult Level 1 Trauma Center (the only one in the region) and teaching hospital for The University of Texas in Austin. After 7 years of explosive growth, it’s now set to undergo a $280 million expansion to address the needs of the growing population. Plans include adding a third floor to one building and four additional floors atop the existing patient tower, bringing it to 12-stories.

Dell Seton President, Adam Messer, said that the hospital’s pillars and foundations were always designed for expansion in mind but that it wasn’t expected for at least another decade. However, the city’s growth over the last several years impacted that projection. “We certainly are full as we’re recovering from the pandemic. The city is growing and booming if you see the skyline, and so much of our ability to expand is the need to keep up with that population,” said Messer.

Additions to the campus will include adding space for 150 beds, more than 160,000 SF of surgical, clinical, and outpatient space, a Neurosciences Center of Excellence, and an expanded intensive care unit.

Project partners HKS (the original architect of the project) and BakerTriangle Prefab needed a manufacturer that could produce a large quantity of panels within a given period of time. The answer? KSC. Working with over 31,000 SF of FR core aluminum composite and the KSC 2100 ventilated rain-screen system, KSC fabricated the panels and delivered them to Baker Triangle at their Richardson plant to be installed onto prefabricated wall sections and delivered in pieces to the jobsite in Austin for an easier final installation.

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University of Texas Dell Medical School

Services, Systems & Surfaces

  • Custom Fabrication

  • Screening and Unitized System

  • Aluminum Composite