The KUMC Health Education Building is an interprofessional academic facility serving the schools of medicine, nursing, and health professions. The program is a blend of traditional and emerging learning spaces that support active, team-based learning, from learning studios to clinical skills and simulation laboratories. The design creates an iconic presence with a four-story glass “lantern” box that places the project program on public display.
Existing clinical, research and education buildings surround the site. HEB acts as a connector, linking the neighboring buildings with a 250-foot enclosed bridge that passes directly through the new facility. The bridge features 6,000 square feet of student life space spanning 39th Street at the intersection of campus life. CO Architects: Design Architect; Helix: Executive Architect.
Health Education Building
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
“ … the poster child for the future of health-care education.”Architectural Record
- Society for College and University Planning, 2020 Honorable Mention – Design Excellence Award
- The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design, 2019 American Architecture Award
- Architecture MasterPrize, 2018 Honorable Mention