UT Rio Grande Valley seeking architect to design $50M cancer surgery center
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) will host a pre-submittal conference at 3 p.m. September 7 for architectural and engineering services as it enters the design phase for a $49.5 million Cancer and Surgery Center.
UTRGV has acquired property in McAllen that will serve as a multidisciplinary campus for expansion of the university’s education, research, and clinical missions and the UTRGV School of Medicine.
To further serve the student, discovery, and patient care needs in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond, Phase 1 development of this property is set to increase access to underserved clinical services in the Rio Grande Valley with establishment of the UT Health RGV Cancer and Surgery Center.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will serve as an adviser in the development of the building program’s cancer center that will provide access to underserved specialties and clinical services in medical, radiation and surgical oncology, as well as clinical research across these areas.
Alongside the 100,000-square-foot cancer center, the site also will include a surgery and imaging center, with outpatient surgery and imaging spaces to support continuity of care.
Construction is expected to begin in spring 2022 with completion in spring 2024.