Northern Kentucky University Health Innovation Center

The new Health Innovation Center (HIC) and the renovated Founders Hall integrate new and existing programs to advance experiential learning…

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Northern Kentucky University Health Innovation Center

Highland Heights, KY

The new Health Innovation Center (HIC) and the renovated Founders Hall integrate new and existing programs to advance experiential learning and transdisciplinary research, and address the region’s critical health needs.

Space types include long-span, adaptable “lofts” housing clinical skills and simulation labs, interactive classrooms ranging from 35 to 120 seats, and technology-enabled conference rooms.

Open, flexible laboratories accommodate multiple researchers, maker spaces support special projects, and private offices and open workspaces serve faculty and administrators.

An entry forum provides a large seating and eating area, while more intimate seating nooks near classrooms provide socializing space.

An atrium where the renovation and addition meet and creates a waved seating component that provides space for both contemplation and observation. CO Architects: Executive & Design Architect; GBBN Architects: Associate Architect.

Project Name

Health Innovation Center & Founders Hall

Size

95,000 GSF
Renovation: 115,000 GSF

Client

Northern Kentucky University

Completion Date

2018

Services

Program Verification
Simulation Planning
Laboratory Planning
Architecture
Interior Design

Location

Highland Heights, KY

“The Health Innovation Center transforms how we educate and train the next generation of healthcare professionals with an interdisciplinary approach to addressing our population health challenges."

Ashish Vaidya, President, NKU