Institute of Neuroscience
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

ALTA Architects designed the Institute of Neuroscience Building for UTRGV, the first phase of a new medical and research campus in Harlingen, Texas. The facility consolidates the Department of Neuroscience under one roof to enable the Department to educate and perform research in an academic setting and provide clinical services and community outreach to the greater Valley community, focusing specifically on border health and Hispanic health issues. The Institute’s Imaging Suite, with both an MRI and PET/CT, serves both clinical and research needs. The computational laboratory and clinical research unit is adaptable to many neurological research needs, and the clinic provides a calming, patient focused environment.

Harlingen, Texas

Final Construction Cost:
$ 20 Million

Current Project Size:
35,000 GSF

Construction Type:
New 2 phases

Design Start: 2019

Design Finish: 2020

Notice to Proceed:
Feb. 2020

Substantial Completion:
Sept. 2021

Firm’s Responsibility:
Prime Architect

Delivery Method:
CM at Risk

Principal-In-Charge/ Project Designer
Geof Edwards, AIA, LEED AP

Geof Edwards, AIA, LEED AP
Steven Land Tillotson, FAIA

Project Manager
Rob Reiter, AIA, LEED AP

Project Architect
Victor Badillo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Interior Design
Claudia Carlos, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

Laboratory: GL Planning & Design
MEP: CNG Engineering
Structural/Civil: IES
IT/AV/Telecom: Combs
Landscape: SSP Designer, LLP
Code: Garabedian Assoc.

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