South Campus project wins TEXO award

October 2011

UT Southwestern, in partnership with MEDCO Construction LLC and architectural firm Perkins+Will, recently received a 2011 TEXO Distinguished Project Award for the construction of the 4th floor of the UT Southwestern Laboratory Research and Support Building on the South Campus. UT Southwestern won the award in the health care category.

“Receiving the TEXO award is a unique honor because the award recognizes the team of people – construction company, architects and owners – who are key to completing a successful project,” said Shamir L. Gonzalez, project coordinator. “We are proud of the way this project was constructed and managed, and are pleased to accept the award alongside these two reputable businesses.”

TEXO is the construction association representing commercial contractors in Texas, building a unified construction community by promoting loyalty and leadership. The Distinguished Project Award recognizes the collaborative hard work put into the project by the contractor, architect and owner.

Judges independently reviewed all 54 entries using the following criteria:

  • Unusual construction techniques involved;
  • Special obstacles;
  • Personnel management;
  • Scheduling;
  • Quality control; and
  • Safety