This large government medical facility is clad in a combination of terra cotta and brick. Boston Valley provided 130,000 linear feet of baguettes and louvers as well as 20,000 square feet of panels in two custom colors. As shown in the photos large expanses of unitized baguettes were installed on the hospital façade as well as the parking garage to provide shade from the intense Texas sun to the occupants.
The San Antonio Military Medical Center received the 2013 AIA Healthcare Design Award. Jurors felt that the materials used on both the interior and exterior had been well selected for functionality as well as beauty, welcoming patients and their families. One juror even commented specifically about the façade saying,
“What a fantastic use of skin elements. This has seamlessly integrated the old and the new.”