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Texas Medical Center Selects TMC3 Campus Dream Team

Last year, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) announced its vision to create the number one biotechnology and bioscience innovation center in the entire world, with a new campus called TMC3. TMC3’s founding institutions include TMC, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, all of whom are long-time clients of Vaughn. In May, the five institutions collectively decided on Vaughn to construct the first building on the new 37-acre TMC3 campus. They selected Elkus Manfredi Architects and Transwestern as the architectural and development team respectively. TMC CEO and president, Bill McKeon, said in a press release, “With the combined talents of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Transwestern, and Vaughn Construction on board, I couldn’t be more confident that this dream team will flawlessly execute the totality of the project’s vision and fulfill its mission.

The new 37-acre TMC3 campus is designed to bring together leading researchers and top-tiered expertise from the private sector to create a biotechnology and bioscience innovation center. The TMC3 campus will incorporate research facilities, retail space, residential plans, a hotel and conference center, and green space. Parking will be underground to optimize surface area. The first building on campus will be the TMC3 Collaborative, a centrally located DNA helix-shaped building which will contain research laboratories, offices, and meeting/event space to share with industry leaders. The building is planned to open in 2022.