Moon Mayoras was contracted to design the four-story, 86-bed Lake of the Hills Regional Medical Center on a 40-acre site at the intersection of Texas Highway 71 and US Highway 281 in Marble Falls, Texas. The hospital is supported by a 75,000-square-foot outpatient clinic adjacent to the hospital and integrated to provide clinical services in direct support of the general acute care hospital.
The 264,360-square-foot medical center will house an emergency department, cardiac services, a neonatal special care unit, operating rooms, maternity suites, and other special services, all supported by comprehensive imaging technology and other diagnostic capabilities. Upon completion, the hospital will include a full service kitchen and accompanying dining room to support patients, staff, and visitors. The design also included space for administrative services and an educational/conference center.
The main public entry will feature a plaza with a healing garden designed for contemplation and tranquility. Moon Mayoras Architects designed the this entrance to be easily identifiable from Texas Highway 71 by the two-story lobby and elevator tower, which serve as the prominent visual elements of the design.
The exterior of the two-story portion of the hospital will be comprised of natural stone indigenous to the area combined with lighter materials, such as glass and metal paneling, on the upper floors.