Medical Center of the Americas Cardwell Collaborative BRTC Building

MCA Tech Park, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation) constructed a $29 million biomedical research and technology center located inside its 440 acre campus in El Paso, Texas.  The three-story Cardwell Collaborative Building is home to the MCA Foundation, the biomedical institute RedSky and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The facility dedicates a 20,000 SF floor called the Biomedical Incubator, that offers office and lab space to private companies to conduct research.

The Broaddus Companies was proud to serve on a project that was a collaboration for our entire collective of firms:  Broaddus Planning provided the Campus Master Plan for the MCA Tech Park, Broaddus Construction provided budget estimating for the Master Plan, and Broaddus & Associates provided the overall Program Management services. 

The project represented a major milestone of progress for the healthcare and life sciences industry in the communities of El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez.  By encouraging new medical innovations and startup companies, the new campus is designed to increase employment opportunities and advanced medical research in the area.  “This is the start of something really exciting for the region,” said Emma Schwartz, President of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation. “This 60,000 square-foot high-tech biomedical research and technology commercialization building will certainly be an icon for El Paso. Ultimately, this will help create jobs of high value and expand the opportunities available for the community.”

The MCA Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to develop the MCA campus and advance the region’s biomedical innovation pipeline.  The Foundation drives the vision to position El Paso as a global leader in health services delivery, education and medical research concentrating on issues unique to the Hispanic, border and military populations.