Texas A&M University
Health Science Center Medical Research and Education Building II
Responsive research spaces
Envisioned as a state-of-the-art laboratory that will support evolving research activities at the Health Science Center, the MREB II project consists of a 48,200-square-foot expansion above two existing floors of the Medical Research & Education Building (MREB I) and the construction of a new, connected facility of 122,800 square feet.
The new spaces – research laboratories, laboratory support, and associated office space, where different disciplines will come together to learn from each other and stimulate research processes – thoughtfully respond to the needs of the researchers, students, and faculty they serve. Movable casework, flexible partitions, and mobile workstations are quickly and easily reconfigurable, allowing the building to continuously evolve as technology and facility needs change.
In addition to the laboratory and research components, the building program features state-of-the-art workplace environments for faculty and staff. Both private and open office space types suit a variety of work styles, while flexible conference rooms, abundant meeting spaces, and areas for seminars and break-out sessions encourage group collaboration. The central communicating stair connects users on different levels, further enhancing a sense of community throughout the various departments.
Flad Architects (design architect, programming, lab planning), OMNIPLAN (architect of record)
LocationCollege Station, Texas