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F FIRST LOOK | 12.15
Open mind

The Center for BrainHealth's Brain
Performance Institute at The
University of Texas at Dallas will
translate proven research into
programs to improve brain function
By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

assessments will be used to maximize and
extend brain performance, increase brain resilience, and improve brain regeneration.
The 62,000-square-foot Dallas facility will
open in spring 2017. Page is leading architecture, interiors, and MEP engineering on the
project, while Turner Construction Co. is working as general contractor.
With the brain itself serving as muse, part
of the building was designed with an elliptical
shape to mimic the frontal lobe, responsible for
some of the brain's most complex activities.
The exterior of the ellipse uses a pattern of solid and open panels inspired by an EEG strip,
which is generated from an electroencephalogram that tracks and records brain waves.
Those steel fins also provide sun-shading
inside as well as a structural support system
that allows the lobby to be free of columns.
The interior was further designed to maximize natural daylighting, with training spaces
sited along the exterior, while classrooms on
the first level open up to an exterior healing
garden.
To address brain performance, specifically,
spaces were created that provide private, concentrated work areas for deep-thinking tasks
as well as collaborative workspaces. An MRI
imaging clinic will support research that can be
directly applied to the training happening on
the upper floors of the building.

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Modular offices were used to allow
for future adaptability as the institute's
program changes over time, while a
virtual reality lab, touchdown workspaces, and a telepresence room for
videoconferencing further support
staff functions.
Supporting programming for
adolescents to seniors, the institute's more specific users will include
athletes and military personnel. For
example, a Warrior's Lounge is dedicated to current and former service
members and provides a quiet area
that provides a view of the main lobby
as well as a sense of privacy and
security. HCD

Top: The building is oriented so that an
elliptical volume projects past the rest of
the fa├žade, making the building visible
to approaching vehicles. An exterior
courtyard, designed to accommodate
large events or quiet training sessions, connects the Brain Performance
Institute to the Center for BrainHealth's
headquarters building. Above: A white
oak ceiling sits atop clerestory glazing,
giving the appearance that it's floating.
The entry lobby houses a grand stair and
brain-inspired art installations. The institute's mission is expressed in classroom
spaces arranged around the lobby and
in oversized touchscreen displays programmed with interactive games meant
to stimulate brain performance.

RENDERINGS BY PAGE

The Center for BrainHealth at The University
of Texas at Dallas has spent years studying
how to improve brain function, and now, with
the addition of the new Brain Performance
Institute, the results of that research will be
translated into programs that help people.
There, scientifically validated programs and


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Editorial
Show Talk
Monitor
The Center
The Inside Story
Hitting the Mark
View From the Top
Echoing the Landscape
Master Class
Research
Special Supplement: 2015 Remodel/Renovation Competition
Remodel/renovation Competition
Special Advertising Section: Remodel/Renovation Directory
Special Supplement: 2015 Product Innovation Awards
Product Innovation Awards
Special Advertising Section: Product Innovation Gallery
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Editorial
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Show Talk
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