Case Study

Scottish Rite for Children Frisco Campus Helping Children Get Back in the Game

Frisco, Texas, USA

The Challenge

Extend Scottish Rite for Children’s world-class pediatric medical care to the growing suburbs north of Dallas.

The Design Solution

With 25 percent of its patients coming from the fast-growing suburbs north of Dallas, Scottish Rite for Children has branched out to Frisco. The campus offers outpatient services and surgeries for children with orthopedic issues including spine, hip, hand and foot disorders. A Center of Excellence in Sports Medicine anchors the campus, specializing in the treatment of sports-related orthopedic conditions and concussions.

Color-coded floors, a large spiral staircase and dynamic artwork reflect movement and encourage children toward recovery. The 40-acre campus in Collin County features playing fields, a walking and running trail and a playground park for patients and the community. The campus also provides an educational outreach program to improve athletic safety.

The five-story building will offer beautiful views of Lake Lewisville and will leave some space unused for future growth of the hospital. 

The Design Impact

After nearly a century at the same Dallas location, Scottish Rite for Children took a historic step to expand its presence in Dallas northern suburbs. It was designed with the patient and family experience in mind and officials anticipate more than 20,000 clinical visits for pediatric sports medicine and more than 12,000 for physical therapy each year. The colorful building provides positive distractions, and the site’s welcoming landscape invites the surrounding community to enjoy the open areas, playing fields and walking trails.

Project Features

  • 345,000 square foot (32,051 sm) ambulatory care center
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Day surgery suite
  • Sports therapy
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Movement science lab
  • Fracture clinic
  • Infusion therapy
  • Surgery suite
  • Radiology
  • Conference center
  • 150-seat auditorium
  • Administrative space


  • 2019 Top Ten Award, Topping Out
  • 2017 Best Real Estate Deal – Medical, Dallas Business Journal