MD Anderson Alkek Tower

Houston, Texas

Located in the heart of the Houston Medical Center, the Alkek Building is the main in-patient hospital complex for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The original 12-story, 500,000+ square foot, hospital was constructed in the late 1990s. Ten years later, a 500,000 square foot vertical and horizontal expansion was undertaken to add a 12-story addition above the existing 12-story hospital.

CMTA is engaged to design the Floor 12 Renovation project. Floor 12 was the top floor of the original hospital and has only received minor updates and renovations since it was originally constructed. This project consists of a full floor renovation to facilitate the use of technologies consistent with those being used for patient care on the upper expansion floors. The existing protective environment rooms on the east side of the floor are being demolished and 18 new rooms for palliative care are being built back. New HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and lighting are being provided on the east side to accommodate the palliative care patients.

The west side of the floor is being renovated to accommodate a yet to be determined cancer specialty. New HVAC terminal boxes and lighting is being provided to replace and upgrade the existing.

Because the hospital is fully occupied, the design and construction must be phased to minimize disruption to patients and hospital staff. Construction on this $7,100,000 project is scheduled to be complete in July 2021.