• Medical Education and Simulation

    As medical schools continue to adapt—to new pedagogies, technologies and generations of students—so must the environments in which they teach and learn.
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    We are at the forefront of the dynamic curricular changes that have led to new learning, simulation and research environments.

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Our programming and space planning standards are industry norms among medical educators and design professionals across the country.

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In the News

On April 25th, CO Architects was on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Health Futures Center (HFC) for Arizona State University adjacent to the Phoenix Mayo Clinic Campus. The first building on a new ASU campus supporting the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care, it will be a destination for top-quality health care research, professional education, industry interaction and treatment breakthroughs.

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CO’s design for these iconic, copper-clad education and research “sister buildings” on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus is featured this month in Metal Construction News. Learn why CO chose copper for the Sonoran Desert-inspired design of the Health Sciences Education Building and Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building for the University of Arizona- Phoenix.

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LACSI FEB 2019 Dinner  |  Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Don’t miss Principal James Simeo discuss how Northern Kentucky University is able to address a regional health crisis through its the state-of-the-art Health Innovation Center.

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The Center for Medical Education Innovation recently broke ground at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) in Kansas City, MO, to bolster the ever-evolving future of osteopathic medical education by using innovative simulation technology. The new, four-story, 56,000-square-foot facility provides flexible, state-of-the-art learning environments to offer students advanced education, while positioning the university as a progressive leader in the field. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2020.

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A glazed box revealing floors wrapped in a terracotta screen forms part of this new academic facility, designed for the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Built on the site of a former parking lot, the Health Education Building is located on a prominent corner in the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. It serves as the primary educational facility for the institution’s medical, nursing and allied health programs.

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The new Health Innovation Center at Northern Kentucky University celebrated its grand opening on October 17th, 2018. COworkers were on hand to celebrate with the University and the Governor of Kentucky.

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Northern Kentucky University opened the $105 million Health Innovation Center in Highland Heights in September of 2018. Designed by CO Architects and GBBN Architects, the 108,179-sf interdisciplinary facility provides the College of Health Professions with advanced classrooms, laboratories, and offices.

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