A top Texas Medical Center executive described a plan Thursday for a major medical research campus that would bring together four institutions and contain multiple components, including hotel rooms, restaurants and bars, green space and an enormous plaza shaped like a double helix, a nod to the medical description of intertwining strands of DNA.
The proposed project, still in the conceptual stage, would cost $1.5 billion and represent a new model of collaboration at Houston’s premier medical complex, said William McKeon, executive vice president, chief strategy officer and chief operating officer of the Texas Medical Center.
The University of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center would anchor the new TMC3 Innovation Campus. The number 3 refers to the “third coast.”