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.
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.
The Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion is the last project in an unprecedented, multiyear expansion and development phase at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences Campus in La Jolla, CA. Designed by CO Architects, the $140 million, 156,000-square-foot facility opened in March 2018. The four-story facility establishes a new model for health care delivery within an academic setting. It also centralizes and integrates several outpatient services to support all elements of the patient journey.
UC San Diego’s Tata Hall for the Sciences recently opened in September 2018. From the early planning stages, the university wanted the new building to focus on “interdigitated” research to capitalize on shared themes of investigation in neurobiology, quantitative biology, and advanced synthetic and organic chemistry. The specific placement of these disciplines and scientific pursuits in the same building would accelerate current collaborative research, while sparking new connections in structural biology, synthetic chemistry, and neuroscience.