New School of Medicine Designed for Empathetic Scholars
CO Architects, Hoefer Welker and Dunaway To Build in Fort Worth Medical District
Texas Christian University’s vision for an innovative medical school is closer to reality with the announcement of its first large-scale, off-campus development for the TCU School of Medicine to be designed by the architectural partnership of CO Architects and Hoefer Welker, along with engineer and landscape architect Dunaway. Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Near Southside District, the medical school offers a curriculum that focuses on the future of medicine, medical knowledge, communication skills, empathy, compassion and lifelong learning. The design of the TCU School of Medicine building will support the training of excellent physicians who are prepared for the vast advances in medicine and who are patient- and family-centered.
“The building design will reflect the TCU School of Medicine’s pedagogical approach toward medical education,” says CO Principal Jonathan Kanda, FAIA. “We are inspired by TCU’s vision to create an inclusive and welcoming academic home for its students, faculty, and staff, and a magnet for the greater Fort Worth community.”
Construction will begin in 2022 on the four-story, approximately 100,000-square-foot medical education building at the northeast corner of South Henderson and West Rosedale streets. As the initial phase for the new campus, it will be the academic hub for 240 medical students and hundreds of faculty and staff. Completion is planned for the fall semester in 2024, and additional facilities are part of the overall master plan for the campus.