The Allied Health Building is an 81,000-square-foot state-of-the-art modern instructional facility situated within a 38.5-acre urban campus. The site’s boundaries are existing buildings, woods and interstate highways.
The highly visible signature building juxtaposes curvilinear forms, trapezoidal shapes and COST PER SQ FT$167.00FEATURED IN2011 Architectural Portfolio planes, thereby creating unique synergistic and artistic expressions. Multi-directional cantilevered roof planes, brick patterns, sloped curtainwalls and metal panels integrate this dynamic modernist design into the context of its environment. A pedestrian plaza and boulevard connect the complex to campus, transforming its entrance and courtyard into central gathering spaces.
This building houses six departments, including 13 traditional classrooms and clinical facilities with working patient-simulation areas for students training under faculty supervision. The facility includes dental hygiene clinics, dental laboratory (both open to the public), radiology, associate’s degree nursing, surgical technology, physical therapy and sonography technology.
Large-volume spaces are organized and contained within two wings that converge in a two-level atrium, which contains a monumental stair and connecting bridge. Acoustical treatments abate equipment, lab, vehicular and pedestrian noise.