South Campus Research Park


MD Anderson Cancer Center


Services: Master Planning / Utility System Design

Acres: 46

Size: 4,600 LF of 50 foot wide roadway

Delivery Method: Design-Build

South Campus Research Park


The MD Anderson South Campus, located south of Old Spanish Trail between Fannin/Knight Road and Cambridge Lane, is approximately 46 acres of developed property supporting multiple research buildings that provide the technology for cancer treatment innovations. Walter P Moore’s design-build team designed and constructed the infrastructure to support these special buildings. A maintenance facility building was also included in the project design. The campus is on land that is owned by the State of Texas which added to the complexity of the planning and approvals of the project. During the planning phase, Walter P Moore considered multiple options for an internal roadway network that would best serve campus users including vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Working closely with MD Anderson and the city of Houston, we were able to develop a system of easements for the municipal utilities and similarly with the franchise utility companies for gas, electricity and telecommunications to provide the franchise utility services. The design also incorporated 40% of the campus storm water detention within the street easements saving valuable development space for future research buildings. Since completion of this project, five new buildings have been added to the campus.