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Legacy ER Building

Contemporary Texan Architectural Development in Allen, USA design by 5G Studio

post updated January 15, 2022 ; Aug 12, 2014

Location: Allen, Dallas, Texas, USA

Design: 5G Studio

5G Studio Collaborative Receives National Award for Excellence in Healthcare Design

5G Studio Collaborative was recently honored as the recipient of a 2014 National American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health Healthcare Design Award in recognition for their work on Legacy ER in Allen, Texas.

Legacy ER Building Dallas, Texas

Legacy ER Building, Texas

The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design as well as health design-oriented research. According to the AIA, winning projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.

Recipients were selected in five different categories with Legacy ER taking one of two coveted spots in Category A for built projects with total construction cost less than 25 million dollars.

AIA Healthcare Design Award Juror comments:
“This architectural response to a straightforward planning solution is an exciting vision of how good design represents the intent of a building. The result is a fresh and innovative solution to freestanding urgent care centers and emergency rooms. Angular forms identify this facility as an important place without intimidating patrons. The use of light to define the forms makes most unique and delightful. Overall, the interior design is very clean and good use of colors, translucency, and natural light. The exterior design is exceptional, very sculptural and the staff amenity spaces are extraordinary. The strong design concept is consistently implemented at all levels, creating a highly visible branded object within the suburban surroundings.

“We are honored by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health’s recognition,” said Yen Ong, 5G Partner. “The project was conceptualized as a reflection of Legacy ER’s organizational identity and sought to give form to an emerging model of freestanding emergency medical care facilities.”

Legacy ER

Legacy ER operates a hybrid program offering urgent and 24/7 state-licensed emergency care services within a freestanding building. Conceptualized as a potent reflection of the organization’s identity, the architecture captured the duality of the emergency medical professionals’ character, projecting outwardly the knowledge, skill, precision, decisiveness necessary for the competent practice of emergency medicine and expressing inwardly the gently, empathetic and humanistic qualities of the persons beneath the robe, realized simply through montaging sharply folded exterior robe of zinc and softly sculpted interior plastered planes. Points of admission of natural daylight and views create apertures that elucidate intersecting tectonic moments.

This is the second facility by 5G Studio for Legacy ER. The first , located in Frisco, Texas opened in August 2008 . The success of the first buildings design convinced the client to push forward with an edgy contemporary design to advance the discourse on the design of healing environments.

“We hope the project would contribute to and challenge the stereotypical notion of healthcare architecture as being a subset of practice that’s too heavily burdened by technical requirements.” Said Yen Ong “ To the contrary, we would advocate the idea that it be an agent of positive environmental transformation within the community it entered.”

Legacy ER

AIA Academy of Architecture for Health

The AAH mission is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others that share these priorities.

Legacy ER

Legacy ER Emergency Room and Urgent Care Center handles both urgent care and emergency medical needs. All patients are treated by a board certified, emergency trained physician. The facility is fully equipped to treat patients with serious or life-threatening emergencies as well as minor ailments and medical issues. The state-of-the –art facility is fully equipped with an on-site laboratory and radiology suite complete with CT scan for faster diagnosis and treatment. Legacy ER is open 24 hours a day. Most patients will be seen, treated and released in less than an hour.

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Location: Allen, Texas, United States of America

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