Houston Methodist Hospital
Methodist Research Institute
Enhancing the speed at which new discoveries can go from bench to bedside.
The Methodist Hospital Methodist Research Institute was established as a research organization for a conglomerate of educational and healthcare institutions on the forefront of innovative discovery. This 12-story 440,000 square foot research facility is dedicated to supporting, managing, and conducting clinical and translational research – equipped with some of the most advanced technology in the world.
Situated at the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the facility is near the 1,000-bed hospital, connecting patients and researchers with ease. As the only institution in the country to have three funded National Cancer Institute Centers; biology, nanotechnology, and physics-based oncology remain the focus areas. The building’s structure of modular laboratory spaces encourage collaboration, facilitate discussion, and create flexible cross-disciplinary research spaces for over 90 principal investigators and 800 post-docs.
“Technology drives research, and technology will help us bring discoveries and cures to a new level for patients at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and across the world.”
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AEI provided mechanical, electrical, piping/plumbing (MEP), instrumentation and controls (I&C), and architectural lighting design services incorporating multiple sustainable and energy efficient features: HVAC system for the laboratory and office spaces, 4.3MW combined heat and power system, and an uninterruptible power system to provide emergency backup power.
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The Research Institute also has 35,000 square feet of training space, including a virtual hospital and 15-station procedural skills lab, computer-aided surgery-capable operating rooms, and a cardiothoracic operating room. The building includes offices, conference rooms, and an auditorium enabling researchers to share their knowledge on treating and understanding a variety of diseases and cancers through each phase of research.