Healthcare, Higher Education

Laboratory IV at the Science Park - Research Division of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Broaddus & Associates was retained to assist The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with the implementation of its ongoing $2B capital program, including this new facility at the Science Park. The Laboratory IV building, which was slated to cost $16M but was completed under budget, is the fourth facility in the Science Park – Research Division.

This new state of the art research laboratory building is 26,600 square feet, with over 16,000 square feet dedicated to laboratory space. The building is composed of two mirror-image lab spaces designed in the modular “plug and play” concept with overhead carriers to provide gas, vacuum and electrical outlets. Centered in the building are closed specialty rooms that house a centralized liquid nitrogen freezer, glassware preparation, chemical fume hoods, bio-containment hoods, common use equipment and flex space.

All the laboratory spaces have expansive views to the outside with access to natural light, as do the faculty offices, the staff kitchen and the conference room. While the interior centerpiece of the building is a rotunda with clerestory lighting, the rustic exterior designed to seamlessly blend into the pine forest environment. The facility also provides accommodations for growth in existing research programs.

Other utility projects were also completed in tandem with Laboratory IV, as well as two of the three planned parking lots, generating approximately 100 new parking spaces.