Baylor Medical School Erecting $150M Houston Teaching Facility
The 11-story, 503,000-square-foot building, which is projected to open in 2026, will be home to Baylor’s School of Medicine and School of Health Professions. To date, the gifts for the new tower total $100 million, but school officials expect the total cost to be $150 million. It will be in the Texas Medical Center area next to Helix Park.
To be called the Lillie and Roy Cullen Tower, it will include a 500-seat atrium; dedicated space for big data analytics; small-group classrooms; studio classrooms; a large-capacity, high-tech, theater-style event space; an anatomy lab, teaching labs and a 35,000-square-foot simulation center, which will help prepare students prior to clinicals; an education innovation center with a faculty development lab; a student wellness center; lecture halls; a rooftop garden; and an elevated courtyard.
The Slam Collaborative, an architecture firm with its primary office in Connecticut, designed the new tower.