HOUSTON--A new faculty center will allow M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
to consolidate faculty offices currently located in several buildings
on its main campus. The new facility, approved by the University of
Texas System Board of Regents last August, will be constructed on the
south side of Holcombe Boulevard, adjacent to the Jesse H. Jones
Rotary House International patient/family hotel and directly across
the street from M.D. Andersons main clinic and hospital complex (figure).
The $45.4 million faculty center will include 13 floors for
physicians offices and support functions as well as a food
court, copy center, mail services, and a sky bridge that connects the
building to the Rotary House. An existing bridge links Rotary House
to M.D. Andersons clinic and hospital buildings.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 1999, with
completion expected by the fall of 2000.