Huston-Tillotson University

Quick Facts

  • A new health and wellness center was required for Huston Tillotson in partnership with CommUnityCare (CUC), Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin.
  • It is a permanent health care building made up of 19 modules measuring 14,704 square feet.
  • The onsite campus location came with many challenges - preservation of aesthetics with an adjacent historic dormitory building, demolition of two existing structures, protection of large trees, major utility relocations and an eight foot variance in topography. 
  • BOXX Modular designed an L-shaped building solution that met the square footage requirements and complied with strict regulatory mandates while ensuring a successful integration of the buildings with its historic and storied neighbors.
  • The project won first place at the 2017 Modular Building Institute's Awards of Distinction in the permanent healthcare category.
Client: Huston Tillotson University 
Industry: Healthcare
Location: Austin, Texas
Building Use:  Health and Wellness Center
Size of Project: 14,704 sq. ft.
Completion time: 218 days

Innovation + cost effectiveness

The Heritage Tree was the centerpiece of the project site. No construction was allowed to affect its root zone. This created a challenge since one of the building’s main entries was located over the root zone. BOXX Modular was able to apply its module frame design as a solution. The building was strategically designed with cantilevered concrete walkways elevated above the ground, spandrel glass, masonry exteriors and custom shade structures.

The use of alternative installation methods for the placement of the modules without expensive cranes and the reduced quantity of air handlers and electrical panels provided the client with tremendous savings.

This project included many design features with the intention to create a pedestrian-friendly environment that translates into reduced carbon emissions.    



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