University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, La Crosse Health Science Center

La Crosse, Wisconsin

  • FIRM

    Kahler Slater, Inc.


    La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium, Inc.

  • AREA

    169,000 sq.ft.





Faced with a dwindling work force in a competitive industry, five public and private healthcare and educational partners formed an alliance to promote education, primary healthcare and research. This collaboration resulted in a national model for promoting health-science education—La Crosse Health Science Center (HSC).

The HSC provides interdisciplinary educational ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$160.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio space, advanced laboratory research capabilities and on-site dental, health and physical-therapy clinics. The patient-centered environment successfully fuses high-tech with high-touch to provide students with the best training possible. Artful lighting, controlled expanses of glass and inspiring artwork are integrated throughout.

The building materials reflect the varied architecture on each of the consortium members’ campuses.