University Medical Center Brackenridge, Psychiatric Emergency Department


Seton Healthcare Family


17,600 SF


Ascension Healthcare


Polkinghorn Group Architects

Delivery Method:

Negotiated Stipulated Sum

This project included the remodel of the existing Mother/Baby unit within the fully operational University Medical Center Brackenridge to create a Psychiatric Emergency Department. All work was completed while keeping the 24-Hour facility 100% operational. The new space includes seven new assessment rooms, ten observation rooms, a new exterior entry, a waiting room for patients and families, as well as the associated support and circulation spaces.

Due to the nature of the patients, extreme attention to detail was paid to ensure all installations were anti-ligature.

This project was part of Senator Kirk Watson’s 10 Goals in 10 Years plan to provide better psychiatric care and facilities to Central Texas.