Higher Education
Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

College of Osteopathic Medicine

the story

SLAM designed, in association with partner architect Page, the new Sam Houston State University, College of Medicine campus’ inaugural facility. The building integrates spaces for instruction, research, academic administration, and student life. Specialty instructional areas include osteopathic manipulative medicine and gross anatomy labs and standardized patient and simulation suites. Among the building’s other program spaces are classrooms (teaching theater, active learning classroom, multi-purpose room, team rooms), student space (virtual library, learning communities, student organization), faculty & staff space (academic affairs, enrollment management / student affairs, leadership, academic departments) in addition to shared space (café & retail, gathering space).

[logo] at-a-glance

New Building
Interior Design
Lab/Sim Planning
Programming & Planning
Conroe, TX
Completed 2020
107,000 SF

Sam Houston State University, College of Medicine was established in 2019 with a mission to expand healthcare availability to rural communities and address the shortage of primary care physicians in Texas. Accreditation of the college hinged on the completion of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine building.


In 2023 the SHSU College of Medicine became eligible for state formula funding, only the seventh College of Osteopathic Medicine in the country, the first medical school in Montgomery County, and the third Osteopathic college in Texas. The building is planned for enrollment growth of up to 160 students per year and sits on 7.3 acres of wooded land that will accommodate future health professional schools.


Project Contacts

Karen Parzych AIA
Programmer / Planner

860 368.4144

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