Texas Childrens Hospital

1101 Bates Avenue
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    Medical Center
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Texas Children’s Hospital, designed by Milton Foy Martin, was three-stories tall with a four-story section above the main entry. The long north-south elevations were distinguished by the consistent use of overhanging, flared aluminum fins that served as solar shades for the patient rooms. The short-end elevations were solid brick. In 1955, the building won a design award from the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as well as a national design award from the AIA.

Ben Koush, The Buildings of The Texas Medical Center Through The Years. OffCite Blog Sep. 5, 2012