University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Education West Building

Little Rock, Arkansas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) commissioned the architect to design the new multi-discipline Education West Building to respond to the anticipated growth of the student body and provide current students with the opportunity to use the world’s leading technology.

The answer was a 45,000-square-foot nursing, medical and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$292.34FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress education center designed to be a bold visual statement as the UAMS campus gateway. The center will house two, 225-seat auditoriums and 16 classrooms, eight of which can be combined to allow for larger audiences. With enough teaching space for 858 students, the Education West Building will greatly expand UAMS’ ability to grow its enrollment and also is designed to allow for future vertical or horizontal expansion.

With a goal of achieving LEED certification, the architect has combined conversational practices and modern technology to make the Education West Building an environmentally friendly center that provides students with access to a wireless network and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system. The center’s unique design embodies UAMS’ vision for growth and will launch students to the forefront of today’s medical education.