Virginia Commonwealth University, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center

Richmond, Virginia

  • FIRM

    KSA Interiors


    Virginia Commonwealth University

  • AREA

    121,625 sq.ft.





The VCU McGlothlin Medical Education Center is home to a transformed curriculum that is setting a new standard in medical education. KSA Interiors was brought onboard to foster the architects' blend of contemporary and sensible design concepts. KSA's primary objective was to harness key project attributes communicated by the school’s stakeholders, including the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$31.00FEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYHealthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals communication of academic prestige and sophistication, prudent use of private and public funding, as well as flexibility and collaboration of student-centered learning. The new academic and research facility for the School of Medicine adds 200,000 square feet of clinical simulation, learning labs, classrooms, and research laboratories as well as student activity and administrative office space. The building’s flexible learning environments promote innovative learning modules and earlier exposure to clinical experience and multidisciplinary training. Interior finishes and furniture maintain a neutral base palette allowing different color stories to exist in different spaces throughout the building, while still maintaining a cohesive overall aesthetic. The neutral palette reinforced this tailored and sophisticated palette and the inclusion of patterns brought in organic elements to echo the LEED design goals.