Norfolk State University, Nursing and General Education Building

Norfolk, Virginia

  • FIRM

    Moseley Architects


    Norfolk State University

  • AREA

    140,674 sq.ft.





Design team
ST Planners (Lab Planning); Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (Civil Engineering/Landscape); ETS (Geotechnical Engineering); Stroud, Pence and Associates (Structural Engineering); Moseley Architects (MEP Engineering)

Norfolk State University’s new Nursing Laboratory and General Education Building offers four floors dedicated to allied health, nursing, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$287.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio instruction. Sited just east of the campus’ new library and west of a new student center, the facility and its southern location define a new campus quad.
The building provides dean suites, faculty offices, classrooms, computer labs, simulation labs, seminar rooms, study rooms, and a café. Each floor introduces a variety of learning spaces and classroom layouts, which provide the faculty with options for technology-based collaboration. Several classrooms offer centralized modular furniture with patient beds around the perimeter to facilitate a hands-on learning experience.
The facility includes widespread seating areas for study and socialization. The lobby’s wood panels add warmth, and special lighting creates drama throughout the two-story space.
Earning LEED Gold certification in 2015, the building offers an abundance of natural light and outdoor views. During construction, the project relied on recycled and regionally manufactured materials. The project earned the maximum number of credits for low-emitting materials in an effort to reduce indoor air contaminants and pollutants.