Hill International to support TAMUS on $546m multi-use project in Texas

WCN Editorial Team 17 Jun 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Hill International in partnership with Sage Project Consulting has been selected by the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to provide project management and inspection services on the construction of a new multi-use development near the Texas Medical Center area in Houston, Texas.

The $546m multi-use, multi-phase development, known as the Texas A&M Innovation Plaza, will act as a medical and housing complex.

Hill International senior vice president Robert Ferguson said: “Hill and Sage are providing project management and inspection services for TAMUS’s exciting project.

“We look forward, in particular, to working with the public-private partnership (P3) entity to successfully deliver TAMUS’s projects on time, within budget, and with the high quality TAMUS expects.

“We’ve had the opportunity to support P3 projects for TAMUS in the past, and so our team understands how to effectively collaborate in this unique context.”

TAMUS’s expansion will include two separate projects. The first project includes a $145m purchase and renovation of an 18-storey building, which will be used to host faculty, learners, and researchers from across Texas A&M’s Health Science Center.

The new facility will provide the Health Science Center a physical space where complex problems in engineering and medicine can be explored. This project is expected to be completed during this summer.

The second project involves the use of $401m in private sector money for the construction of two new towers next to the EnMed Building at the site at the southern edge of the Texas Medical Center.

The first phase will include a new 19-storey, 714-bed student housing building. Priority in leasing will be given for Texas A&M medical students and Prairie View A&M nursing students.

This phase also includes the base of second tower, 1.2 million ft² of parking garage with 2,800 spaces and 15,000ft² of retail space along with 8,700ft² of lush green space between the buildings. It is scheduled for completion in June 2022.

The second phase of the project will include an integrated medical plaza, a 17-storey medical office building atop the parking garage. The 515,000ft² facility will be home to several outpatient-centred medical uses and research. The project is expected to be completed in early 2024.

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Artist’s rendering of Texas A&M Innovation Plaza in the Texas Medical Center area. (Credit: Texas A&M University.)

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