HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PEJ, a leading architecture and engineering firm that creates memorable designs that improve the lives of people and communities, today announced that it has launched its latest project aimed at improving the experience of patients and healthcare providers for Houston Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center. The $1.4 billion Centennial Tower continues the hospital’s iconic architectural identity and advances its mission to provide the best clinical care, cutting-edge technology and exceptional patient experience in a healing-focused environment that supports the changing health needs of the region.
Centennial Tower is the result of a decades-long journey to renew and expand Houston Methodist’s aging patient facilities. As part of this effort, EYP developed a long-term campus master plan that began with the research institute and outpatient center completed in 2010 and the 22-story Walter Tower opened in 2018. At 29 stories, the new centennial tower will add 382 private inpatient beds, an expanded emergency department and advanced neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery capabilities.
“After successfully completing Walter Tower, we engaged EYP to design Centennial Tower to meet the needs of our region’s growing patient population,” said Sean Menogan, senior vice president of construction, facility and real estate design, Houston Methodist. “With a new emergency department that has nearly doubled in size, improved and larger imaging departments, and approximately 400 additional patient beds, the new state-of-the-art building will provide exceptional patient service and operational efficiency. We appreciate EYP’s leadership and effective management at every phase of this complex project.”
Connected to existing Houston Methodist buildings on multiple levels for better integration of care and more efficient operations, the curvilinear shape of the tower will provide spectacular views from every patient room. The diagnostic and treatment platform will include 19 co-located operating, imaging and interventional radiology rooms to consolidate and reduce patient movement. In addition, a green roof on level 14 provides an outdoor space for respite and rejuvenation.
“Centennial Tower will be a landmark building that will reinforce Houston Methodist’s identity and presence within Texas Medical Center,” said Tushar Gupta, FAIA, NCARB, managing director and chief design officer at EYP. “With a contemporary and empathetic design, the building will create a healing environment that welcomes patients and caregivers as the new gateway to campus.”
As the official architect of the new building, EYP managed the general planning, programming, architecture, medical planning, environmental graphic design and exterior and interior design. The Centennial Tower is expected to open in 2027.
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