McAllen: UTRGV Research Facility at DHR

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Architect:

The Warren Group, McAllen, Texas

Contractor:

Cantu Construction, McAllen, Texas

Size:

83,020 Gross Square Feet (GSF)

Anticipated Completion:

2018

This two-story, stand-alone facility is located at 2300 E. Dove Ave., on the eastern side of the DHR McAllen medical campus, near DHR Hospital and the DHR-UTRGV Family Medicine Center. Groundbreaking was in October 2016.

The building will be leased to UTRGV in a public-private partnership between the university and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and DHR Real Estate Management, L.L.C.

The UTRGV Research Facility at DHR includes one two-story building with 16 research labs and two core facilities: a vivarium and a micros copy and imaging center; laundry facilities, a classroom, an administrative staff office suite, 37 faculty and staff offices, 12 research technician rooms, three collaborative/incubator space meeting rooms, and a large conference room. The building will also have break rooms and a grab-and-go food kiosk.

The facility will complement the existing unique architectural vocabulary of the DHR campus. It will be constructed using a concrete structural floor and steel frame with metal stud backup, and glass, stucco and split-face CMU veneer. The exterior will be surrounded with landscaping around a dedicated parking lot.

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