About TMC3


Over the years, Texas Medical Center member institutions developed individually in silos. As science and technology advance in complexity, it is increasingly difficult for one entity to solve the mysteries of medicine in isolation. Collaboration is required to compete globally. In 2014, TMC brought together leaders of its member institutions and the community to create a campus-wide strategic plan for the first time in 70 years. The goal was to identify key areas for collaboration among member institutions that will establish TMC as the “Third Coast” for life sciences. Around the same time, four of the largest member institutions approached TMC about purchasing land for additional lab space. TMC seized the opportunity to boost efficiency through shared resources and create an opportunity for industry to propel discoveries from bench to bedside.


The TMC3 Collaborative Campus will accelerate research discoveries to improve human health throughout the world. Elkus Manfredi Architects, Transwestern and Vaughn Construction will collectively serve as the architectural and development team to execute the physical manifestation for the game changing 37-acre TMCtranslational research campus. TMC3 will unite the brightest minds in life sciences in one place for one purpose: to translate fundamental discoveries into commercial solutions to advance human health. The campus integrates leading researchers with a host of top-tier expertise from the private sector. The TMC3 founding institutions are Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Under the new master plan, the former centralized helix-shaped facility will be transposed with an elongated DNA necklace in the form of a green space promenade that cuts vertically across the entirety of the campus while being interlaced horizontally by a walkable – and drivable- urban street grid.

An Engine for Economic Opportunity

TMC3 represents Houston’s greatest opportunity to expand and diversify its economy. TMC3 will stimulate the economy through job creation, employee compensation and overall spending. The groundbreaking project will generate a $5.2 billion stimulus to Texas and create nearly 26,000 new jobs, according to a third-party economic impact study by Silverlode Consulting conducted in November 2017.

TMC3 will leverage collective intellectual talent and financial resources to establish an epicenter of global life sciences research and become a beacon for humanity’s hopes for a healthier future.

TMC Hotel & Conference Center

TMC3will be home to the 410-room TMC Hotel and Conference Center – which will space 50,000 square feet of meeting space.

Fact & Figures

  • 1.5 million square foot collaborative research campus
  • 37 Acres
  • 250,000 square feet of core labs and amenities, including 125,000 square feet of commercial and retail space and 125,000 square feet of shared research facilities


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