Houston Community College Coleman Health Sciences Building
The Coleman Health Sciences Building, the newest addition to HCC’s Texas Medical Center campus, integrates classroom and clinical instruction in a state of the art environment. The facility provides students and faculty with modern lab spaces, classrooms, multipurpose auditorium, student and faculty areas, reception, administrative offices, bookstore, food court, and student services center, offering opportunities for expanding programs.
The 10-story cast-in-place concrete structure utilizes a uniform column grid layout designed to create efficiency and flexibility of program spaces, which allowed for an accelerated construction schedule in comparison to similar structures. Walter P Moore worked with the design and construction team to design “leave-out” bays in the level-one structured slab to accommodate future utility equipment and connections. This enabled construction to continue with minimal schedule delays.
In addition, the project includes a 170’ skybridge across Pressler St. providing vital connectivity between the new facility and the existing Coleman Sciences Building.