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Health & Biomedical Sciences Building II

Project Status: In Construction
Project Budget: $145,300,000 
Project Delivery: Construction Manager at Risk

Project Team

Principal Project Manager: Trent Williams
Planning Rep.:  Christa Riech
Programming A/E: Shepley Bulfinch
Design/Construction A/E: Shepley Bulfinch
Contractor/CM: Tellepsen Builders, L.P.

Description

Ground was broken on July 10th, 2015 for the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2 (HBSB 2).  Scheduled for completion in July of 2017, HBSB 2 will integrate teaching, research, and clinical programs in the second phase of the development of the University of Houston’s biomedical campus. 

The nine-story facility provides a new home for the College of Pharmacy and expanded research space for the university-wide Department of Research. These consolidated lab facilities will promote critical workforce training in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors and will support translational research and collaboration among pharmacological research groups. They include specialized research and teaching labs, faculty offices, an expanded Health Sciences Library and a mix of teaching spaces. The facility offers direct connections to adjoining Health Sciences buildings on four floors.

The first and second floors consolidate clinical and clinical teaching programs into an innovative care environment. With primary care, physical therapy and behavioral health services this new model of integrated care focuses on whole-family health and wellness, providing amenities such as a community kitchen that promote healthy behaviors.

Conceptual Design

Shepley Bulfinch of Houston, TX is the design architect. They completed HBSB I, the first phase of the campus, in 2013. 

Project Update:

Facilities In Review Second Edition Magazine 
HBSB 2 Construction Continues
Spring 2016

HBSB II - Concrete is Complete
The Roof Has Been Poured

HBSB II - Construction Update
Noticeably Taking Shape and On-Time

Facilities In Review First Edition Magazine 
HBSB 2 Construction Continues
Fall 2015

HBSB2 Foundation
Auger Cast Pile

Check out this new video produced by Shepley Bulfinch that demonstrates innovative design technology used for this state-of-the-art facility.