The Texan Eye – Cedar Park clinic is a ground-up project located within a growing development. The site is in a “transitional” zoning overlay between an existing residential neighborhood and the new commercially-zoned retail development. This overlay required a minimum of 6:12 sloped roof design, masonry, and other criteria that presented a design challenge. Previously, the original site development permitting called for a square footprint. Thus, any traditional sloped-roof design would be problematic.
After a thorough review of the program and collaboration with the Owner, the design evolved by taking into consideration sun exposures, glazing, and visibility of the building from adjacent roads. This inspired the design to be broken up into different forms creating larger volumes. High roofs and floor to ceiling storefronts open up the interior to provide dynamic spaces for public areas and signage opportunities for branding. The natural materials selected compliment the modern forms and offer a palette that is similar to other Texan Eye clinic locations.
Through collaboration with the doctors and staff, we developed the interior layout of offices, nurse stations, exam and procedure rooms. The design improves efficiency and provides flexibility for future lines of service. In addition, a retail eyewear shop operates adjacent to the check-out/scheduling services. This enables the clinic to fulfill new prescriptions onsite and offer repairs and adjustments.