BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District

Dallas, TX

Project Description

The BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District is a project of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and supports the technology transfer process efforts of the Office of Technology Development. Ultimately this four-phase project will comprise 440,000 square feet of sustainably designed flexible wet or dry laboratory and office space. Developed on a brownfield site, the BioCenter is planned to have six structures, including four incubation buildings and two parking structures.

The initial phase includes a 110,000-square-foot building which provides lease space for start-up ventures to serve the spectrum of the biotechnology and bio/medical device industry. The flexibility of the building both in programmatic function and mechanical systems provides for the rapid fit up or renovation of spaces to accommodate new users. The laboratory module is conservatively established to provide anywhere from 363-square-foot labs with ample bench space to as much as 35,000 square feet of contiguous laboratory space. The wide main corridor and abundantly sized dual purpose service/occupant only elevator allows for secure equipment move-in without impairment to personnel circulation. The routing of utilities overhead rather than in a service corridor maximizes the usable square footage, which in turn reduces lease rates. The functional flexibility of the building can support both the wet and dry sciences, and any given non-support area can be configured as laboratory or office space. The distribution of looped utility, air and exhaust systems can be easily configured or reconfigured to accommodate the high churn rate generally experienced by a facility with this purpose.



TEXO Distinguished Project Award for Interior Finish Out

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