Essential to the success of the contemporary medical school is its facility’s ability to adapt to changes in medical curriculum and pedagogy, and for the program spaces to support multiple functions. Innovative solutions to traditional medical education space planning will result in a building able to flex to various scaled activities in a single space. Designing for change will create a facility that is durable, enduring and sustainable, demonstrating a prudent use of an institution’s physical, financial and human resources.
The Health Education Building at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a new academic medical and health sciences training facility that creates literal and figurative connections at all scales: across Kansas and the KU campuses, among schools and curricula, between the past and present, and most importantly, between people.
This year’s AAMC Joint Spring Meeting offered a series of sessions presenting exploratory studies from all over the country. Two sessions, led by a university president and the CEO of the Human and Civil Rights Center exposed the process of innovation through two very different perspectives. Designer Avery Miller shares her insights in our latest journal post.
Strategic planning sets the stage for a flexible and responsive architecture that emphasizes movement and social interaction at CUSM, a new startup medical school
The Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego embodies new models of providing care, clinical training and collaborating in an academic setting.