University of St. Francis, Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education

Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Design Collaborative


    University of St. Francis

  • AREA

    72,000 sq.ft.





The Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education is the keystone of the University of Saint Francis’ plan to become one of the Midwest’s premier providers of healthcare and health-science education. Built into the rolling landscape of the campus, the new facility is a symbol of the university’s commitment to quality healthcare education in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMKathy Todoran Contract Design; SCO Engineering, SLM & AssociatesCOST PER SQ FT$90.28FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio century.

At nearly 72,000 square feet, the center is home to the university’s schools of nursing, allied health and continuing education.

The multidiscipline design program is centered on a common need of all three users for traditional classroom space and healthcare simulation labs. The design features 14 traditional classrooms, a dividable lecture room, nursing skills and simulation labs, physical-therapy and occupational-therapy labs, a simulated surgical-tech suite, a continuing-education classroom and a radiologic technology suite.


Photographer: ©Neal Bruns