Recent expansions have allowed Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital to grow its ability to provide healthcare services to its community, and this increased capacity to serve is supported by increased numbers of staff. To meet the needs of their growing staff population, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital celebrated the completion of a new Child Care Center. Modeled on another Houston Methodist Hospital child care facility, the center will be managed by Bright Horizons and will provide on-site child care services for hospital staff.
The one-story, 14,600 SF facility includes six classrooms where children will be divided by age group, as well as an office area and breakroom with a full kitchen for child care center staff. The building, including the walls and field-fabricated roof trusses, is framed in cold-formed metal and has a façade made of fiber-cement siding and aluminum storefront. The project also included a new 50-space surface parking lot. Beyond necessary spaces and functionality, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital also went out of their way to ensure the new center would be nothing less than kid friendly. From the outdoor playground with rubberized asphalt surface and subsurface drainage, to the surrounding green spaces, to the colorful finishes in shades of blue, green, and yellow, the Child Care Center has an inviting, playful atmosphere where children can thrive.
The new Child Care Center will help Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital continue to meet the needs of their growing staff, and Vaughn is proud to have a hand in supporting these healthcare professionals through this project.
The architect for this project is Page.