Skanska, BOKA Powell complete Texas A&M Health Science clinical building

11 January 2012 (Last Updated January 11th, 2012 18:30)

Skanska USA Building and architectural design firm BOKA Powell have completed a $26m building at Texas A&M University's Health Science Center campus in Bryan, Texas, US.

Skanska USA Building and architectural design firm BOKA Powell have completed a $26m building at Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center campus in Bryan, Texas, US.

The 130,000ft2 facility is designed to house clinical and education space, ancillary medical services, physician practices, allied health college programmes and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. The new facility provides programmes for the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the Texas Brain and Spine Institute, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centres and Blinn College Allied Health programmes.

Blinn College will house a simulated hospital incorporating emergency medical services, nursing, physical therapy, radiology, surgical technology and respiratory therapy. The new facility will have two distinct lobbies, private entrances and elevators allowing for the separation of clinicians, patients and students. The structure is designed to help Blinn College double its enrolment of nurses in the next five years.

Rose Rock Capital and US HealthRealty developed and provided financing for the project. BOKA Powell was the programmer, designer and architect for the project, while Skanska USA Building provided construction management services.