Monday, February 11, 2013

See Medical Center of the Americas Renderings

The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) master plan project is currently in Phase Two, and renderings released in the second half of 2012 include refined designs for specific buildings within the plan area. Four concept images show design elements that are more in line with the current Texas Tech School of Medicine buildings.

Clinical Sciences Building concept.
The Clinical Sciences building may develop as a nine story structure, based on its concept image. It will be located on Alberta Avenue between the current Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center clinic building and Raynolds Street.

Medical Science Bldg. 2 is in the background in this image.
The School of Medicine's Medical Science Building 2 will help complete the university area by going up to the east and perpendicular to the existing buildings. In the concept drawing, this building is in the background, and two additional school buildings are located in the foreground, along Raynolds Street.

School of Nursing building in the foreground.
Another multi-story building pictured in the images is the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, which will be constructed at the corner of Alberta Avenue and North Concepcion Street. Additional "Future Buildings 1 and 2" can be seen just to the west of the Nursing building, in front of a pedestrian plaza.

A pedestrian plaza between future buildings at the MCA.
A SmartCode rezoning plan is currently in the works for the site, and a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone was recently approved for the area.

Texas Tech Adds Nursing Building to MCA

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