A few years ago, major stakeholders in the Memphis Medical Center engaged architects Looney Ricks Kiss to update a master plan for this key part of the City of Memphis. Picking up where a 2001 Center City Commission master plan left off several years before, the new effort was sparked by many changing factors, including the announcement of the UT–Baptist Research Park being developed by the Memphis Bioworks Foundation on the former Baptist Hospital site in the heart of the Medical Center. This $450 million project served as a catalyst to bring the community together with a common goal of revitalizing the Memphis Medical Center.
At first known as the Central Biomedical District, the Memphis Medical Center seeks to create a sense of place by addressing the common concerns — zoning, security, streets and sidewalks and other important infrastructures, economic development factors, transportation, housing, parks, even signage.
Our overall mission: to pursue the priorities outlined in the master plan so that the Memphis Medical Center can become a place where education, innovative research, development and clinical care matters each day, is attractive to both business and new talent from across the country and is a safe and nurturing place for health and healthy living.