About the Project

Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine conceived the Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute to build on their strengths in genetics, neuroscience and pediatrics. The institute, commonly known as the NRI, is carefully designed to foster collaboration among faculty and clinician-scientists with the goal of developing treatments for childhood neurological diseases. Core research laboratories specifically support translational neuroscience research. World-renowned researchers from a range of scientific disciplines come together in this facility to contribute their specific expertise and accelerate the pace of discovery in pediatric neurological disorders.



Turnkey Facility of the Year, ALN Magazine

Building Team Silver Award, Building Design + Construction

Best Research Project, Engineering News Record, Texas & Louisiana

Best Specialty Construction, Associated Builders & Contractors

The Numbers

  • 408,600

    Sq Ft
  • 13

  • 31 months


The Details

Type: New Construction
Components: Laboratory, Structured Garage, Vivarium, Administrative Offices
Method: Construction Manager at Risk
Client: Texas Children's Hospital

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  • Architect: Perkins + Will
  • MEP Engineer: Burns DeLatte & McCoy
  • Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Assoc.
  • Civil Engineer: Walter P. Moore Assoc.

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