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Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 8:27am

Methodist Hospital Research InstituteMethodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston.

Budget: $195 million.

Size: 440,000 ft2

Project team: WHR Architects, Houston (executive architect); Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Associates, New York City (design architect); Jacobs Consultancy, Solana Beach, Calif. (lab planner); Genesis Planning LLC, Houston (laboratory/medical equipment planner); Affiliated Engineers Inc., Madison, Wis. (MEP engineer); Haynes Whaley Associates, Houston (structural engineer); Walter P. Moore, Houston (civil engineer); Kudela & Weinheimer, Houston (landscape architect); Jacobs Engineering, Houston (program manager); Jack Evans & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas (acoustical and vibration consultant); D.E. Harvey Builders, Houston (general contractor).

Completion date: 4Q2010.

Description: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute is a 12-story translational research facility on the Texas Medical Center’s north campus. The building houses six floors of open research space with a variety of laboratories and support spaces that combine to form a collaborative facility for the study of cancer, heart and neurological diseases, and other illnesses. The facility provides labs, office and amenities for 90 principal investigators as well as 800 post-docs, trainees and staff. A distinctive stair connects the two-story lobby with second floor pre-function, conference and auditorium spaces. The building contains highly advanced core facilities including a full imaging and molecular imaging suite, state-of-the-art equipment and its own cyclotron and was designed to accommodate further expansion.

Contact: Michael Jones, 713-665-5665, mjones@whracrchitects.com.

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