Baylor College of Medicine Gross Anatomy Lab

Houston, TX

Project Description

The renovation of the Baylor College of Medicine Gross Anatomy and Morgue included a new space for the Microsurgical and Endoscopic Center for Clinical Applications Laboratory. This 14,000-square-foot project involved phased demolition and renovation of existing gross anatomy classrooms and laboratories, morgue, cadaver storage and chemical storage facilities. The gross anatomy labs were redesigned to perform as highly flexible spaces to accommodate lecture-style desk seating, gross anatomy dissection, prosection instruction and testing.

The Gross Anatomy Lab includes teaching and research spaces, including gross anatomy teaching labs. There are eight classrooms, two of which are used for teaching microsurgical and brain/neuroscience. These flexible classrooms are also used for gross anatomy teaching space. Demonstrations and lectures are broadcast from the microsurgery labs to lecture halls on the upper floors of the building as well as to each workstation within the labs. Baylor College of Medicine has plans to broadcast to remote locations in the near future.