One could say the newest building coming to the Texas Medical Center will be music to its patients’ ears. The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) is close to fulfilling its strategic plan to expand its service delivery to the Gulf Coast region, which will culminate in the relocation and expansion of their campus. A new $14.35M, 42,000 s.f. facility is planned to start construction this year and open in 2020 near Highway 288 and South MacGregor.
CHS will share the building with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and experts from Texas Children’s Hospital to provide patients from newborns to age 18 the best possible coordinated and comprehensive care. CHS became a member of the Texas Medical Center in 2017 to expand its reach to more children. The new building will allow CHS to double the number of patients served, which was 8,000 in 2018. CHS was founded as the Houston School for Deaf Children in 1947. It has since grown to become the most comprehensive resource for pediatric hearing loss in Texas and the region’s only facility offering audiology, speech pathology and spoken language education at a single site.
Inventure Design designed the new building and commissioned PRISM to develop renderings for the capital campaign. Inventure senior associate Scott Dooley led the design; we have worked with Scott personally since 2007 and appreciate the trust he’s placed in PRISM since then.