free-standing infectious disease hospital built in the United States in more than 50 years.
The new TCID is one of only six hospitals of its specialty in the United States and has the largest concentration of air isolation patient rooms of any facility in the country.
An estimated 10 to 15 million Americans are currently infected with tuberculosis (TB), and approximately 22,000 new cases occur each year. When the Texas Department of State Health Services needed to replace its aging TB facility, O’Connell Robertson was selected to design the new center. Because patients may remain at TCID for months or even years, rooms were designed to feel more like home. Activity areas encourage social interaction and support recuperation, while safeguards are incorporated to protect patients, staff and the public. By integrating complex engineering and HVAC strategies with smart, soothing architecture and interior designs, patients with TB now have a safe, restful and comfortable environment for healing.