Moravian College, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    ESa

  • CLIENT

    Moravian College

  • AREA

    56,840 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $23,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2017

Design team: ESa, Architects + Interior Designer; Iron Hill Construction Management (Contractor); Snyder Hoffman Associates (MEP Engineer); Page/SST (Lab Planner); The Stone House Group (LEED Consultant)

The new Health Sciences Building is dedicated to training students for allied health professions. Located at a prominent intersection that visually connects ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY812COST PER SQ FT$404.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized College’s historic campus, main campus and athletic campus, this LEED Silver-certified signature building houses the Nursing Department and space for students and faculty of undergraduate programs in Health Sciences.
Featured academic spaces include simulation and skills labs, classrooms (including three flexible classrooms), a general chemistry lab, a microbiology lab, an anatomy and physiology lab, research labs, a health informatics computer lab and faculty offices. Other notable spaces include a flat-floor auditorium that is also used for collegiate gatherings, a VR cadaver lab, and a future computer-assisted virtual environment (CAVE).
The design also provides soft study areas for students to collaborate and socialize. The building references the campus’ Dutch architectural influence and uses local stone. A key design feature, a glass atrium, connects Main Street with a new campus quad.
A three-story tower prominently displays the college’s Moravian star symbol and serves as an important campus wayfinding element. A new café further enhances the streetscape along Main Street.