Grand Valley State University, Center for Health Professions Education

Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • FIRM

    Design Plus

  • CLIENT

    Grand Valley State University

  • AREA

    265,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $60,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    6/2003

The Center for Health Professions Education will house all of the university’s medical and related programs, including nursing, physical therapy, physician assistants and occupational therapy.

The entries lead you into a 7,600-square-foot grand lobby. Because of the building’s urban setting, visitors are greeted by a receptionist for information. This also provides a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,847COST PER SQ FT$234.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress to maintain surveillance of the building access points and security. Image and tone are set in the lobby. Elevators, along with a grand stair, carry people to the various levels. The facility is organized with offices and meeting spaces on the east, north and west perimeter; classroom and labs are in the central core of the building. Common areas along the south side include the main lobby, second-floor learning center and fourth-floor student study.

Students will spend extended periods of time here to take advantage of opportunities to gather, study and meet in groups. The facility will reinforce a collaborative, interactive culture and environment.