HOUSTON (August 22, 2011) - The new 12 story, 440,000 square foot TMHRI building was featured on the Architectural Record website this month. The article features the innovative design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates architects that will house more than 90 principle investigators and 800 staff. The completion of the structure was celebrated with a grand opening ceremony in October of 2010.
The open concept design was the result of the challenge to build a structure that embodied the vision for a translational research center. The building is physically connected to the hospital, and supports the development of innovations that address the needs of the hospital patients next door.
It includes an imaging suite that is accessible to the lobby and the vivarium on upper floors, and is connected by dumbwaiter systems to the research lab floors, and the cyclotron and nuclear pharmacy facilities in the basement. The top floor is currently under construction to create an FDA-certified GMP manufacturing facility for the production of medicines, vaccines, and imaging agents that are approved for use in clinical trials
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