Ball State University undertook a multi-phased project to create a new health and life sciences academic quad. The new 5-story Health Professions Building replaces an outdated science complex that can no longer support the growth and pedagogical changes in the university’s science departments and added much-needed academic space to its nursing and health professions programs. The new building is the first phase of the university’s plan and the first science building constructed on campus since the 1960s.
The new facility includes modern classroom and teaching laboratories to serve the School of Nursing; medical school; and other health-related programs such as physiology, speech pathology & audiology, nutrition & dietetics, and wellness & gerontology. Offices, a resource hub, simulation labs/suites and clinical spaces are also planned.
With all the health professions programs located in a single building, students and faculty collaborate in an inter-disciplinary environment. Clinical space, which is currently spread across campus, is now centralized in the new facility, strengthening both academic training and community outreach programs.
Program validation, laboratory planning and design, equipment planning, peer review of CD and CA