The Barshop Institute

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Client: UT Health at San Antonio
Associate Architect: TreanorHL
Completion Date: est. April 2020
General Contractor: Vaughn Construction
Project Size: 108,825 sf
Structural Engineer: IES
MEP Engineer: Shah Smith
Civil Engineer: IES
Landscape Architect: Coleman & Associates
Building Code/Life Safety: Jensen Hughes
Information Technology: Combs Consulting Group
Cost Estimating: Vermeulens

The Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies is a collaborative effort of Alamo Architects and TreanorHL.

The Barshop Institute has earned an international reputation as one of the top institutions in the country for research on longevity and aging studies. A major portion of the research is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). However, the current location of the institute is 23 miles distant from the main location of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. This project will relocate the scientists, animals and laboratories to the UT Health Greehey Academic and Research Campus.

Major themes of the Barshop Institute focus on four basic models of aging research: cellular aging, invertebrate aging, transgenic models of aging and human genetics of aging. The primary spaces within the facility include research laboratories, research support areas, write-up spaces, a vivarium and administrative and building support facilities. Relocation adjacent to existing clinical facilities and research facilities will provide researchers with the latest equipment, techniques and access to research cores, which promotes efficiency and less duplication while fostering collaboration.  A special feature includes an open-air bridge that will cross above Floyd Curl Drive and connect to the existing South Texas Research Facility.