Case Study

Creating a 21st Century Children's Hospital

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, www.childrensmemorial.org, the flagship pediatric care facility for one of the nation's top-ranked pediatric hospitals, ensures children access to advanced medical equipment and expert care. More than 37,000 children receive outstanding care each year in this warm, compassionate atmosphere attuned to the special needs of adolescents. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital delivers specialized healthcare for neuroscience, trauma, cardiac care, transplantation, neonatal critical care and ob/gyn patients.

Irvine Team led the team that created an inspiring patient-friendly environment specifically designed to meet the physical and emotional well-being of children while furthering Memorial Hermann's goal of providing the latest in pediatric healthcare. The hospital encompasses a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric wing, enhanced by colorful décor and special play areas. Patient care areas provide exceptional views to natural elements, including a lush 445-acre park and the Houston Zoo.

Project Facts
• $20.7 million project budget
• Houston, Texas
• 2006 — 2007
• 50,000 square feet

“Irvine Team adds significant value through its diligence to delivering monetary benefits to the Owner via extensive cost analysis, procurement and overall program management. In the best sense, Irvine Team views itself as an extension of the Owner and truly represent the owner and its interest in every facet of the project.”

Adam Lane
Director Capital Planning & Asset Development
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System