M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1,200,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center project consisted of an 11-story, 588,000 square-foot patient care tower, a seven-story, 257,000 square-foot research building, and a ten-story, 175,000 square-foot clinic services facility. These three buildings replaced and enhanced patient service areas, providing technological advances in cancer care and research.

Diagnostic and treatment areas occupy the first four floors of the patient care center. Special areas include 24 operating suites, three angiography suites, and two MRI rooms, as well as pathology labs and a physical therapy department. Upper floors house patients. The patient care tower was designed to accommodate a future addition of 10 floors of nursing care. Full interstitial floors provide unique benefits including complete flexibility and access to all utilities—even over operating suites—without disturbing the floor above or below. 

The clinic services building houses equipment and space for the screening for and early detection of breast, colon, skin, and other common cancers. The top floor houses a multi-purpose conference room with the latest in telecommunications equipment for training and meetings. The building connects to an adjacent parking garage by a two-story pedestrian bridge.