View Full Version : The new OU Children's Physician's Building

12-08-2004, 11:18 PM
This should be pretty impressive. The OUHSC campus already has a pretty nice OU Physicians clinic building, just opened last year. It's now known by most of the doctors as the Crystal Palace! It was constructed with a lot of glass.

Having a new specialty physicians building for children will be impressive. A ton of pediatricians under one roof! No other medical center in the state has such a facility. OU is definitely helping establish excellence in our state!

"Demolition clears way for world-class OU Children’s Physicians Building

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren, OU Children’s Physicians and several of their young patients gathered today to celebrate the start of a new future for children’s healthcare in Oklahoma.
The ceremony, held at the southeast corner of N.E. 13th Street and Phillips Avenue, signaled the demolition of a former research building located on the future site of the new $50 million OU Children’s Physicians Building.

“We’re here not to watch a wrecking ball tear down a building,” Boren said. “Today is not about the demolition of a building, but about building a future for our children.”

Funded by the University Hospitals Trust and other supporters of children’s healthcare, the building will be the first freestanding, pediatric multi-specialty physician building in the state.

The new building will span about 180,000 square feet and provide outpatient offices for more than 100 pediatric specialists, many of whom are the only doctors in their specialties in the state.

“The caliber of leadership really sets the tone,” Boren said.

Dewayne Andrews, dean of the OU College of Medicine, said the hospital will be a wonderful resource for children, who will be taken care of by the most trained professionals.

“These doctors have committed their careers to serve Oklahoma’s children,” Andrews said.

Andrews said the new facility will be the hub of medicine.
“This is Oklahoma’s frontier of medical research,” he said.

Currently, most OU Children’s Physicians offices are located within the expanses of The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. The new building will provide one centralized location, where pediatric patients can visit with their doctors outside the hospital setting.

The University Hospitals Trust selected Miles Associates to design the new 10-story building, which will include a glass atrium entrance. Flintco is the construction manager of the project.

The project is scheduled to take two years"

12-08-2004, 11:21 PM
By the way, if you're confused with the pic, the building to the right and behind the glass atrium is the current Everett Tower (formerly University Hospital). Eventually, this building will become the new Children's the hospital will be connected to the new OU Physicians Children's Clinic Building currently being built and described in this article.

Presbyterian Tower will become the new multi-use hospital for the university and OU Medical Center.

12-08-2004, 11:25 PM
Thats really cool. OU is shaping the Medical excellence for the state. The area looks really nice with that glass attrium.

12-08-2004, 11:31 PM
That campus has really started to take off. The fifth and final building is currently goig up at the Research Park. The Research Park is really impressive. Dean McGee Eye Institute recently announcemd plans to double the size of its facility on the OUHSC campus. I made a post giving the specifics last month. The unvierstiy is currently building Phase II of the Stanton L. Young Reseach Building. OMRF continues to expand. Lots of great things continue to occur on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus.

A lot of people have asked what will happen to the old Children's Hospital Building at NW 13th and Kelley, once the hospital is moved to Everett Tower. Unfortuantely, there is no clear answer yet. Some rumors have suggested all 3 buildings might be leveled. Other rumors have said the entire building might be converted to clinic space.

12-08-2004, 11:36 PM
It sort of looks like the St John hospital campus on 21st & Utica in Tulsa. Oklahoma has many great facilites that are avaliable for people in the state.

12-08-2004, 11:38 PM
Too bad the area around OU Health Sciences Center wasn't as nice as that around St. John. St. John has the luxury of having Utica Square directly across the street. I will admit...Tulsa has some pretty nice hospital complexes. I'm always impressed with St. Francis. The last time I went by there, I happened to notice their fairly new outpatient imaging center. It's unlike any imaging faciltiy I've seen anywhere.

12-08-2004, 11:46 PM
The St. Francis area is nice because of the rolling hills which the area is stiuated on. St. Francis recantly completed the Warren Building which looks super cool. St.John is a nice area because of its surroundings.

12-09-2004, 05:37 AM
I'm so glad President Boren is at OU. He is the one we can thank for all this new development at OU's main campus as well as these other campuses. The more development we get from that whole research park, the better. Glad to hear about this and the Dean McGee Eye Institute Building. Now we need to get the OKC TownCenter up and running and then we'll have a nice flow from the research park to the TownCenter to Auto Alley to Downtown and Bricktown.

12-09-2004, 02:34 PM
Not only has Boren been doing great things at HSC, have you seen all the new construction on the Norman campus? You won't even be able to recognize the place with the new and renovated building U/C or planned.

12-09-2004, 02:37 PM
The reaon Boren is doing a good job is simple. The only reason he was hired was for his name. Boren spells money. Money spells construction. Without the name Boren, none of this would have happened. It is not Boren, it is his name. (ie: influance)

12-09-2004, 03:47 PM
ie: influence

12-09-2004, 04:18 PM
You say it like its a bad thing. Whatever it is, it works.

12-10-2004, 04:28 AM
The OUHSC and PRP are must stops (they're on the way to capitol anyway) on any visitors' tour of OKC. I think it's important to show this type of industry to them so they understand OKC is a thriving player in a new economy. Then we symbolically hit the capitol and stress the the oil derrick on the grounds is no longer running ;)

IMO, Lincoln is OKC's version of Paris' Champ Elysses, DC's Pennsylvania, and Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- the grand boulevard. You see the research park, the OUHSC, the awesome OSSM (Oklahoma School of Science and Math), beautiful Lincoln Terrace homes, the capitol, and now, the history center. Now if only the Lincoln Renaissance project north of the capitol can move forward, the drive would be complete!!

12-12-2004, 11:16 PM
At least north Lincoln looks better than it used to. I prefer the cleared land rather than run-down motels. I hear the state is possibly considering building a few new buildings though on Lincoln north of the Capitol......Chesapeake recently offered them a nice sum of money for their buildings east of the Chesapeake campus. Those offices will have to move somewhere.