Work has begun on the building for the Texas A&M Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program.
Houston holds an impressive new future with the development of the Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program, a partnership between the Texas A&M College of Medicine, College of Engineering and Houston Methodist Hospital. The nation’s first four-year, fully integrated engineering and medical education leading to both a MD and a master’s degree in engineering accredited by LCME, EnMed will be the forefront of a new type of medical education.
To facilitate growth of the program, a new building adjacent to the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in the Texas Medicine Center is undergoing major renovations. Formerly a 280,000-square-foot, 18-floor office building built in 1962, the space is being transformed into a high-tech facility with state-of-the-art labs, including gross anatomy and simulation labs. To ensure ingenuity and innovation are embedded within the EnMed curriculum, the newly renovated building will house a unique maker space complete with the latest equipment library, a full fabrication shop and prototyping lab to bring ideas to life.
Currently, general contractor Vaughn Construction is prepping the existing building for the renovation with routine demolition and abatement services. The construction team anticipates the renovation to be complete by July 2020.