Cedarville University embarked on the development of a new curriculum and facility, bringing together the schools of pharmacy and nursing, enabling students to practice life-saving skills in the safety of realistic simulations. The 86,000-square-foot Health Sciences Center boasts state-of-the-art learning, simulation, administrative and research environments to build ASSOCIATED FIRMDanis; MKSK; Paul J. Ford & Company; Heapy Engineering; Schaeffer EngineeringCOST PER SQ FT$191.86FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio an exceptional reputation of academic excellence in Christ-centered education at the university.
Laboratory spaces include physical-assessment labs with medical simulation capabilities, a mock patient clinic, pharmaceutical research labs, and simulated pharmaceutical sterile and compounding areas to develop interdisciplinary interaction among the nursing and pharmacy students. Simulation spaces are designed so that medical procedures can be practiced until a student is competent. The space allows for diverse scenarios, from seeing a single patient to dealing with many patients at once. Smart, flexible classrooms ranging in size from 16-person seminar rooms to 120-seat lecture halls support the various simulation labs, and foster learning at multiple scales and with varying pedagogies.
Diverse, naturally lighted informal spaces are interspersed throughout the facility, and overlook the nearby wetlands and Cedar Lake to provide ample opportunities for unscheduled connecting, studying and repose. The building is sited at a corner of the academic core to provide future opportunities for the development of a medical campus as Cedarville University’s health sciences programs grow and evolve over time.