Virginia Commonwealth University celebrated the opening of its EYP-designed College of Health Professions Building, a dramatic delivery in its promise to empower students and researchers by unifying talent, nationally ranked programs, and technology under one roof. Inspired by critical intersections in healthcare delivery, education, and research, the building’s thoughtful design positions the University for continued growth and success in team-based healthcare education.
College and university makerspaces provide key opportunities for academic and entrepreneurial innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ways to facilitate new paradigms for learning and teaching, but importantly, they can also provide the campus with a renewed sense of community. More
Seattle University’s Spectator profiled the new Center for Science and Innovation, discussing how the new facility, designed to maximize collaboration and active learning, will allow for growth and expansion across numerous departments.
Located in the heart of the renowned Texas Medical Center, the newly opened Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions provides its students with a medical education unlike any other. The first health-focused high school in the United States, the new 194,000-sf facility includes mock hospital rooms, science and research labs, and teaching spaces for dentistry, rehabilitation, and other medical practices. Close proximity to some of the country’s best doctors and medical centers and regular hospital rotations as part of the school’s curriculum allows its students to engage in on-site, hands-on learning, dramatically expanding educational opportunities.
Colleges and universities are looking beyond traditional planning strategies – including expanding technology, reimagining buildings, and engaging the community – to get the most out of their campuses. Emerging technologies – such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence – will eventually shape what the physical campus of the future will look like, but not replace it. We'll also likely see an increase in conversations between campus planners and off-campus developers and city councils, maximizing the future of college campuses. More