Construction of Science One building to begin this fall


Plans are underway to construct a new lab space facility on campus that will significantly expand the university’s footprint and bolster its already robust research profile.

“The growth in the research enterprise at UT Health San Antonio has outpaced our ability to upgrade and expand our existing wet lab space as much as we’ve needed,” said Andrea Marks, MBA, CPA, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer. “This new building will provide much needed state-of-the-art laboratory space so that our cutting-edge research in cancer, diabetes and aging can continue to flourish.”

The new building, named Science One, will be erected near Floyd Curl and Charles Katz Drive. The 95,500-square-foot Science One building will stand five floors high and house laboratory space dedicated to researching the diseases that impact the community most.

“UT Health San Antonio is renowned for world-class research in cancer, dementia, aging, and diabetes, and we will put experts from each of these diseases in our Science One building,” said Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, acting president of UT Health San Antonio. “This new facility will allow our experts to share techniques, fostering new ideas that will lead to innovative breakthroughs that will not only provide economic development for San Antonio and South Texas but also better healthcare for patients suffering from these diseases in our city and our region.”

The $100 million Science One building is part of a massive expansion to the university’s research and patient care missions. It will stand among other newly constructed buildings on the northwest side of campus like the soon-to-be completed UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, set to open in December 2024, and the in-progress Center for Health, which will house clinical and research space to study and treat Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Construction on the Science One building is planned to begin Sept. 30 and is projected to complete in August 2026.

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