|The project will construct 56,600 GSF of teaching laboratories; classroom spaces that through the use of dividers would optimize class sizes; a 100 seat seminar room; student study rooms; and high-tech interdisciplinary research laboratories. In addition, there would be a centralized administrative suite for college, departmental, and program administrators and support staff, faculty offices, an academic advising center, and a support center for online program development and delivery. Also included will be site development, utility infrastructure, landscape enhancements, and public art. The proposed building location is adjacent to the existing Vincent Building, and will be designed to not displace existing parking, public art, and/or landscape/hardscape developments.
The proposed facility will support the new realigned College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and its component departments and programs including Nursing, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), athletic training, kinesiology, social work, applied psychology and counseling. Additionally, the building will allow for future program development and expansion including occupational therapy, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) program.