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March 1, 2010
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio held a dedication ceremony on February 26, 2010 to commemorate the opening of their new Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC).
FKP’s Science and Education Practice Leader John Farrell, AIA, LEED AP, was among the ceremony’s speakers who recounted the journey of the project and honored those who made it possible. Dignitaries addressing the crowd included State Senator Judith Zaffirini; Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, The University of Texas System Chancellor; Dr. William Henrich, President of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio; and Dr. Thomas Mayes, President and CEO of UT Medicine San Antonio. Honorable guests included State Senators Eddie Lucio and Jeff Wentworth and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
The eight-story building is the new “clinical home” of UT Medicine San Antonio, an academic group practice that provides ambulatory clinical care services and clinical research activities for its patients. Located on the North Campus in San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center, the MARC represents the largest multi-specialty practice in the region, housing more than 30 clinics representing nearly every branch of medicine. The building is the first phase of a 14-acre North Campus master plan that will allow the institution to more than double its services over time.
Other members of the project team included general contractor Bartlett Cocke; structural and civil engineer Jaster Quintanilla; MEP engineer HMG & Associates; and equipment planner Equipment Collaborative.
Pictured (L to R): John Farrell, Dr. Henrich and Dr. Mayes.