New Construction

UT-Tyler Breaks Ground on Medical Education Building

The University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas, recently broke ground on a new Medical Education Building, the UT System’s seventh medical school and the first in Northeast Texas, according to a news release. The facility will measure almost 248,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in March 2025. The university is partnering with global construction firm Skanska and locally based HGR General Contractors on the project.

“The UT Tyler Medical Education Building combines two of our building specialties, healthcare and education,” said Dennis Yung, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Skanska North Texas. “It is an honor to partner with UT to build this state-of-the-art facility that will have a significant impact on the education and the subsequent health of the region.”

The building will play home to interdisciplinary education for medical graduate students, resident training, and nursing, according to the news release. It will also feature exam rooms, specimen collecting and processing spaces, and imaging facilities to offer specialty clinical services and outpatient treatment to the community at large.

“This is an enormous milestone for UT Tyler and for all of East Texas,” said UT Tyler President Kirk A. Calhoun. “We are excited to take the next step in creating a physical home for the School of Medicine, and on behalf of UT Tyler, I want to thank the UT System and the East Texas community for the continued support of our healthcare education advancements.”

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