Centennial Tower

, Houston Methodist

Houston, TX

Centennial Tower

Scheduled to open in 2027, Centennial Tower will stand as one of the tallest buildings in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) skyline, proudly representing Houston Methodist’s commitment to leading medicine.

As a constantly adapting and evolving healthcare system, Houston Methodist was ready to renew its aging patient facilities in the TMC. EYP developed a long-range campus renewal master plan that started a decades-long journey, with the Research Institute and Outpatient Center completed in 2010 and the 22-story Walter Tower that opened in 2018. The new Centennial Tower will add patient beds, an expanded emergency department, and advanced neuro- and cardiovascular surgical capabilities to the hospital’s flagship campus.

At 29 stories and with capacity for 382 private, inpatient beds and diagnostic and treatment spaces, Centennial Tower will connect to existing Houston Methodist buildings on multiple levels, allowing for the integration of care and operations. A warm wood-clad canopy with an oculus at a central drop-off entryway welcomes visitors into a light-filled, uplifting space. As you pause to get your bearings, the lobby has a timeless, museum-quality feel.

Contemporary and empathetic design throughout creates a healing environment. The diagnostic and treatment platform is organized across seven floors and includes 19 ORs, imaging, and interventional radiology co-located to consolidate and improve patient experiences. The organ transplant program saves lives through efficiency and expertise, and a helistop offers quick transport for patients from surrounding community hospitals. The emergency department (ED) is easily accessible, and as part of being prepared for airborne infectious diseases, one pod of ED rooms can be isolated and transformed into a self-contained negative air-pressure unit.

Patient rooms are organized into three nursing neighborhoods, and the curvilinear shape of the tower provides spectacular views. A green roof on level 14 offers an outdoor space for respite and rejuvenation, connecting all to the healing power of nature in the heart of Houston.

Building Facts

  • 1.23 million GSF new
  • 26 story tower
  • 382 private beds
  • Total project cost of $1.4 billion

Houston Methodist Centennial Tower

As it joins Walter Tower, Houston Methodist’s new Centennial Tower will transform our Texas Medical Center campus.