Baylor med school plans high rise in TX Medical Center

The 503,000-square-foot addition will bring more educational space to the Texas Medical Center

Baylor's Rock D. Morille with 1953 Butler Boulevard (LinkedIn, Google Maps, Getty)
Baylor's Rock D. Morille with 1953 Butler Boulevard (LinkedIn, Google Maps, Getty)

A new health science facility is on its way to Houston by one of the region’s leading health research practitioners.

Baylor College of Medicine is planning an 11-story, 503,000-square-foot health sciences building in the Texas Medical Center. The current scope of the project is shell only, and costs are estimated at around $8.9 million with mid-2025 as the ideal completion time.

Located at 1953 Butler Boulevard, the facility will eventually include a mix of education, research, and administrative space to facilitate the needs of the Baylor college system, which includes hundreds of students and research staff.

The city of Houston is slowly establishing a thriving life sciences industry, with other deals such as the recently announced 500-acre TMC BioPort also on the horizon. The planned extension to the Texas Medical Center is expected to double its size and establish the city as a central, major manufacturer of biomedical products and supplies.

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The Baylor College of Medicine consists of four schools: the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Health Professions and the National School of Tropical Medicine.

This additional building will further expand both the research potential of the college and the Texas Medical Center as a whole.

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