The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Mid-Campus Master Plan
Among the world’s leading cancer treatment and research institutions, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) responded to its growing space needs with its recent Mid-Campus Master Plan. UTMDACC sought to lead neighboring institutions by example in developing a broader Mid-Campus framework plan. Broaddus Planning was retained to prepare a contextually responsive plan for UTMDACC, while helping initiate a broader, ongoing dialogue regarding long-term needs among various Texas Medical Center institutions in the Mid-Campus.
The Mid-Campus of the Texas Medical Center, located south of the main campus, has over 300 acres available for future development, which allows for exciting growth opportunity for UTMDACC. New development should strive to provide a mix of uses by complementing research and clinical functions with employee and patient services.
The Mid-Campus will be a mixed use center with walkable, lively streets interconnected with parks and plazas. It will be filled with offices, shops, restaurants, meeting spaces, hotels, day care and medical care. It will support and nourish its staff, patients and visitors with enough critical mass of people to become a destination unto itself. It will have a strong sense of place, becoming the model of development of health care in the 21st century. UTMDACC’s first phase of development is anticipated to encompass up to 1.5 million GSF and will range from 13 to 25 stories in height with parking on site.