University of Texas Mitchell Research Building

For this new research facility, we designed and installed HVAC and building automation systems.

View of HVAC system installed at the University of Texas Mitchell Research building

Value Delivered

Thanks to our extensive healthcare industry experience, we were chosen for this design-build HVAC and building automation systems project.

The building is so unusual that all equipment had to be custom-manufactured, and we tailored our installation activities to eliminate disruptions to ongoing research. All systems we installed are redundant, and automated to engage in the event of a failure or malfunction.

We collaborated with Siemens Controls on this project. Our input into design, constructability, and budget control considerations helped facilitate on-time and on-budget project completion.

Client Objectives

The client wanted to add a facility that would include research laboratories, classroom facilities, and biosafety level 3 laboratories. The result was the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building (Mitchell Research Building). They needed flexible, user-friendly HVAC and building automation systems throughout the 16-story facility.


For this project, we provided pre-construction services, budget control, Building Information Modeling coordination, and after-construction facility maintenance. We also installed:

  • More than 1,000,000 cubic feet per minute of ventilation
  • Air and exhaust systems
  • Miles of chilled water, steam, and hot water piping
  • Almost 2,000,000 pounds of ductwork

Client Background

The University of Texas Mitchell Research Building is a 16-story cancer research facility that includes laboratories, classrooms, and administration offices.