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UT Health South Texas Medical Academic Building

Technology integrated with select furniture enhances the educational environment.
Students find a welcoming space to gather and connect.
Diverse furniture options for focused or group study.
The furniture caters to various seating preferences offering flexibility and comfort for students.
A casual furniture layout creates a more relaxed and collaborative space.

In the heart of Texas’ fast-growing Rio Grande Valley, our new Medical Academic Building is a leading-edge learning facility for the medical professionals of tomorrow.

The University of Texas Health South Texas Medical Academic Building, an 88,000 SF facility on the UT Rio Grande Valley Edinburg campus, represents a significant advancement in educational infrastructure. It modernizes medical education with flexible learning areas, advanced labs, and collaborative spaces, drawing leading faculty and students. Alamo Architects provided Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E), enhancing the building’s adaptable and practical interiors. At its core, the building signifies a commitment to academic excellence and groundbreaking research, marking a major step in advancing medical education.

UT Health San Antonio
Edinburg, Texas
88,000 SF
Completed 2016

Technology integrated with select furniture enhances the educational environment.
Technology integrated with select furniture enhances the educational environment.

The University of Texas Health South Texas Medical Academic Building, located on the UT Rio Grande Valley campus, represents a progressive step in educational infrastructure. Spanning 88,000 gross square feet, the facility is designed to provide flexible learning environments, attract top-tier faculty and students, and encourage groundbreaking research. The building features multifunctional teaching labs and learning spaces, tailored to the diverse needs of faculty, staff, and students, aligning with the evolving landscape of education and innovative learning models.

Alamo Architects’ furniture planning team has been crucial in aligning these spaces with the institution’s vision and educational goals, contributing to the building’s role as a center for innovation in medical education. This integration includes adaptable classrooms, advanced labs, versatile offices, and communal areas, ensuring functionality and adaptability for medical education’s changing demands.

The building not only redefines the structure of medical education but also aims to foster a culture of academic excellence and innovative research, enhancing the institution’s stature in medical education. This project represents a significant step in the evolution of medical education, demonstrating a commitment to a flexible and progressive educational infrastructure.

Project Team

Consultants

Associate Architect | Alta Architects
Structural | Jaster-Quintanilla
MEP | Shah Smith
Civil | Jaster-Quintanilla
Code/Life Safety | Rolf Jensen & Associates
IT/Tech | COMBS Consulting Group

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