U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ SAMMC Project receives 2015 National Architectural Award

Published April 22, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reputation for being at the forefront of hospital construction and sustainable, environmentally sound building design, was named the recipient of one of the American Institute of Architects  2015 ‘Top Ten Green Projects’ for its San Antonio Military Medical Center Project.

The SAMMC project was authorized as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure commission directive that found an immediate need to provide new clinical and administrative space to accommodate additional patients and an increased military population. 

SAMMC is a state-of-the-art medical facility for ambulatory and inpatient care and is one of 15 hospitals in the U.S. that holds both Level I trauma certification and accreditation from the American Burn Association and is the only burn center in the Department of Defense.  The new facility includes an expansion to the Emergency Institute for Surgical Research Burn Center; provides new and additional locations for outpatient clinics, intensive care units; a behavioral health inpatient unit, nursing units; provides 15 operating rooms and houses additional administrative space.  The medical facility is operational and serving military members and their families. 

“What a fitting exclamation point to Earth Day 2015 that the Fort Worth District’s SAMMC project has been recognized not only in the DoD community but also as one of the ‘Top Ten Green Projects’ in the U.S.,” said Fort Worth District Acting Commander, William N. Craig III.

The SAMMC project will be formally recognized for this honor at the American Institute of Architects 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta this May.


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308.
Rhonda Paige
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas

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