• 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.
  • Our Learning Environments

    We are at the forefront of the dynamic curricular changes that have led to new learning, simulation and research environments.

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Meet our Leaders

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

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Jonathan Kanda Scott P. Kelsey L. Paul Zajfen Arnold Swanborn

In the News

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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The addition of the Health Innovation Center and the renovation of the adjoining Founders Hall at Northern Kentucky University creates a seamless complex for learning, collaboration and practice.

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CO’s Health Education Building for KUMC is “the poster child for the future of health-care education,” according to Architectural Digest.

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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.

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