A unique commercial project in Houston, the Medical museum office buildingopened this month less than two miles from the Texas Medical Center and the many upscale hotels serving this area.
Conceptualized and developed by Dr. Mike Mann, founder of the ophthalmology practice Mann Eye Institute, the new 10-story Museo building also houses Texas Laparoscopic Consultants; both practices see patients daily. In addition to its medical offices, Museo has a 1,700 square foot training room on the seventh floor with the latest audiovisual equipment, two large digital screens and a catering kitchen. There is also a 1,400 square foot rooftop garden next to the training room offering views of nearby attractions including Rice University, Houston Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, Museum of fine arts and much of downtown.
The other group-focused space is the 3,500 square foot Main Lobby (in picture), which can be booked after patient hours for presentations and receptions. In a nod to ancient Greece, the space features authentic terrazzo flooring as well as white Thasian marble in several areas, including around large replica statues of the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Kouros. The space has full audio capabilities and a catering kitchen; it also opens onto a landscaped plaza with pebble fountains, benches and green plantings.
In a press release, Dr. Mann noted that he “wants Museo to be a vehicle for artistic performances, seminars, lectures, lectures and other events that enrich attendees and generate insightful ideas, in the vein of the Greek forum concept.”
The Museo Medical Office Building is located just north of the Houston Zoo located inside Hermann Park, while the Hilton, Intercontinental, Marriott, and other major hotels serving the Texas Medical Center and MD Anderson Center are just south of the park. Houston Hobby Airport is 22.5 km from the Museo, 25 minutes by car, while George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 37 km, 35 minutes by car.