The Claude Moore Medical Education Building is the flagship building for the UVA School of Medicine. It contains a mix of educational environments supporting its new curricula, pedagogies and group activity-oriented learning modalities. New facilities and technologies combine traditional teaching modes with experiential learning.
Elements include mock exam rooms for clinical teaching and assessment, small-group classrooms with multimedia capabilities, and teaching spaces for both didactic instruction and small-group interaction. Signature elements are the Medical Simulation Center, a multi-disciplinary training and research facility, and the Charles W. Hurt, M.D. Learning Studio, one of the nation’s largest learning studios.
The LEED Silver-certified design respects UVA’s architectural traditions, yet creates a modern, iconic presence for the School of Medicine. CO Architects: Executive & Design Architect; Train & Partners Architects: Associate Architect
Medical Education Building
The University of Virginia
“We do a pretty thorough post-occupancy analysis and that building got the highest rating of any building done in the last five years. The Dean here feels that [the] whole building has literally changed the pedagogy of the medical school. And that’s really saying something … They’ve kept their team together well. With the other firms, people rotate around so much you never know who you’re going to get. CO has been steady. I think that’s important.”David Neuman, Former University Architect, The University of Virginia