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Center for Device Innovation @ TMC

Houston, Texas

The Center for Device Innovation @ TMC is a cutting-edge maker space that brings engineers, physicians, and designers together to work side-by-side on breakthrough medical devices. Located in a 50-year-old former cookie factory in the Texas Medical Center, the space is designed to respect the building’s history, but with the functionality of a modern workspace. Engineers have access to a state-of-the-art machine shop, wet lab, electronics lab, and 3D printing lab. An open and flexible work environment serves as a space to congregate and collaborate, complete with phone rooms, a virtual reality suite, and cafe. The open, double-height space pours in natural light. The volume is emphasized with iconic pieces that play with space, like an oversized task lamp in reception and a repurposed shipping container as a conference space.