San Antonio State Hospital

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

San Antonio State Hospital

Shah Smith & Associates is providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering consulting services for the new UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio State Hospital. This project is a joint effort between UT Health San Antonio and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

This new 500,000 SF hospital a behavior hospital that will provide both long term and short term residential and crisis treatment. The two-story facility includes:
• 296 beds for mental health patients,
• support spaces for patient learning and therapy
• administrative and clinical support spaces
• warehouse storage
• kitchen
• half-court gymnasium
• chapel
• court
• pharmacy
• maintenance and grounds
• central utility plant
• surface parking

The building also includes an open-air courtyard to let in natural light and to allow patients to go outside. The exterior skin contains masonry along the lower level with some banding of metal panels at the upper level.

Rendering by HKS Inc.