Hidalgo County Medical Research Division

UT Health Science Center – San Antonio

Shah Smith & Associates, Inc. provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design engineering services for this 45,500 SF facility.

Major research themes focus on emerging infectious diseases, diabetes research, and investigation of the environment.

The primary research spaces within the facility include research laboratories, bio-statistics computational labs, research support areas,  8,400 SF general vivarium, BSL-3 vivarium, and insectary.

The mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems consist of special temperature and humidity controls for vivarium with dual fan air handler, lab-trac VAV system for laboratories, RO/DI water, vacuum, air and natural gas plumbing systems, backup electrical emergency systems for vivarium, and laboratories.

Site Owner

UT Health Science Center – San Antonio


Edinburg, TX

Project Cost


Project Completion