University of Virginia Medical Education Building

The Claude Moore Medical Education Building is the flagship building for the UVA School of Medicine. It contains a mix…

A New Identity for UVA’s School of Medicine

University of Virginia Medical Education Building

Charlottesville, VA

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

Project Name

Medical Education Building

Size

60,000 GSF

Client

The University of Virginia

Completion Date

2010

Services

Program Verification
Architecture
Interior Design

Location

Charlottesville, VA

“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