Health Care

Herrington-Ornelas HealthPark, Whitehouse, Texas

To create a modern design for Herrington-Ornelas HealthPark that relates to other buildings in CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Harris Craig Architects Inc. specified a metal roof and several metal panels for walls.

Brice Harris, architect at Harris Craig Architects, says, “The hospital wanted to modernize its medical office building look to present a more contemporary feel and relevance to modern health care practice, while still referencing some of the traditional design elements of current buildings. The design is somewhat of a prototype for the future. We sought to honor the objective of modernizing the look but also pay respect to where the health system has been. The roof was designed to echo other structures in the system. They share the prominent use of the gable on the building but here we brought it forward into a contemporary design aesthetic.”

For the 43,500-square-foot facility’s roof, Tyler Roofing Co. Inc. installed 6,000 square feet of Petersen Aluminum Corp.’s 24-gauge PAC-CLAD Snap-Clad panels in Champagne Metallic.

Tyler Roofing constructed the façade with Petersen’s 24-gauge Precision Series HWP panels in Dark Bronze, 0.032-inch aluminum Flush Panels and 24-gauge custom-fabricated coping. Additionally, Tyler Roofing fabricated Petersen’s metal into trim, parapets, flashing and other components.

Tommy Ray Sukiennik, of Tyler Roofing, says, “This job was relatively straightforward although at some points we had to tie in the TPO roof with the metal on the parapet wall and the metal on the exterior wall.”

Tyler Roofing used scissor lifts and ladders to install the wall panels. “We kept running a laser to make sure everything was horizontal and lined up,” Sukiennik says. “Then we finished it off with the trim and cap. We tied everything into the expansion joints and trimmed it out so it was as clean as could be.”

Louise and Joseph Z. Ornelas provided a donation for the project, and the facility is named for Louise Ornelas’ brother, Bill Herrington, and her husband, Joseph Z. Ornelas.