Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), a division of Acelity, manufactures more than 40 products that improve advanced wound care by accelerating the healing process or preventing complications. With more than 4,000 employees worldwide, KCI is growing fast and expanding their need for facilities of all types.
In particular, KCI needed new space for offices and research and call center facilities. They turned to CMC – Commercial Realty Group and Bob Moore Construction to create a new 80,000 building in San Antonio’s University Park. Hardy McCullah/MLM Architects designed the building; Rehler, Vaughn & Koone designed the interior.
The building features a gallery that showcases some of KCI’s products and the 90+ patents the company has received. A large R&D Lab provides facilities for developing innovations for KCI’s Vacuum Assisted Closure® Therapy System, specialty hospital beds and therapeutic surfaces. The building also features 35,000 SF of call center space to support the company’s patient financial services, and multiple private offices. The overall design focuses on open spaces, with high ceilings and indirect lighting, to provide a comfortable environment for employees and guests.