As the largest building on the 308-acre University of South Carolina Upstate campus, the new Health Education Complex is a hub of activity for students. The design combines the strong academic programs of the Mary Black School of Nursing and the School of Education with enrollment services, the university bookstore and a wellness center. The facility COST PER SQ FT$186.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio first-rate recreation, exercise, information and instructional opportunities for the campus community.
With its classrooms, labs, tiered lecture halls, study rooms, expanded bookstore, open gathering areas, and coffee bar and deli, the facility is a synergistic blend of academic, recreation and social spaces.
Functionally, the combination of academic guidance, financial services and a bookstore created a seamless enrollment-management function and a hub of student activity. The facility is close to the residential living core, on axis with the proposed growth of the campus, and reflects a timeless traditional feel of brick and stone already established on the campus.