Sheikh Zayed Building Tour


Join us for a tour of the Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Care. The 12-floor, 628,652-square-foot building is designed to integrate delivery of basic and clinical research to support personalized cancer care and pancreatic cancer research. It houses the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, the Sheikh Ahmed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, and molecular diagnostics, histocompatability and molecular pathology research laboratories.

The completed first phase of the Zayed Building, named after the late founder of the UAE, includes construction of the building’s core and shell space and an interior build-out of approximately 218,300 gross square feet (laboratories, laboratory support, offices, conference/collaboration areas and building support services). Two research laboratory wings with an exterior public corridor maximize laboratory flexibility to meet new and evolving technologies. These wings are adjoined to two adjacent office wings by a central collaboration space.

Architecture and planning by HDR Architecture and interior design by Courtney Harper & Associates.

We will view the interior layout of the facility:

  • The central vertical connector
  • Free flowing collaboration spaces with break rooms and gathering rooms
  • Laboratory tower – total flexibility with heavy equipment support
  • Office towers close and separate from the lab areas

We will meet outside of the building near the benches at the main entrance facing MD Anderson Boulevard.



  • Kyle Thiel – Courtney Harper & Partners
  • Dianne Gordon – UT MD Anderson Cancer Center



The best parking facility for accessing the Zayed Building is TMC Garage 10 located at 700 MD Anderson Blvd. Garage 10 is located near the corner of Holcombe and MD Anderson Blvd about 75 yards from the Zayed building. Click here for directions.