The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

04/18/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/19/2024 12:36

Construction of Center for Brain Health more than a third complete

Construction on the $100 million Center for Brain Health, a new patient care and clinical trials facility of UT Health San Antonio, is now about 35% complete, with full completion expected by September 2025 and an anticipated opening in December 2025.

The Center for Brain Health - located at 4940 Charles Katz Drive - is among $1 billion in capital investments undertaken by UT Health San Antonio over the next four years, including the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital opening this December.

Below is the progress to date on the Center for Brain Health construction project:

  • Concrete structure: complete.
  • Mechanical penthouse level 6 steel structure installation: ongoing.
  • Exterior mock-up with finish materials: expected completion in May.
  • Exterior wall-framing: about 50% complete with window installation recently started.
  • Interior wall-framing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems: ongoing on levels 1 - 5.
  • Work on the enclosed glassed-in corridor connection to allow for patient and staff access between the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) and the Center for Brain Health and the plaza to the Medical Arts and Research Center: started.

The Center for Brain Health is being built to advance research and provide innovative expert care of patients with Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, movement disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other vexing health concerns. The facility also will serve as an educational site for medical residents and postgraduate trainees.

Designed by Alamo Architects Inc. and TreanorHL, the Center for Brain Health will contain 75 exam rooms, 50 faculty offices, a 12-chair non-oncology infusion center, an outpatient pharmacy as well as space for leading research and clinical trials. The five-level building, 103,500 gross square feet in size, will provide ease of access for families and patients and meet their many needs under one roof. The builder is Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.