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.
New treatments and technologies, managed care, and an aging population are transforming the healthcare profession. EYP has played a leading role in bringing health education facilities into the 21st century to help prepare students for the challenges of a rapidly evolving profession. Our brochure showcases representative projects that have helped clients develop skilled and compassionate practitioners, while elevating their programs' competitive edge.
VCU Allied Health magazine talks to Lead Designer Rob McClure, Health Education Expert Jennifer Amster, and Project Director Eric Kern about the inspiration for and progress on the new College of Health Professions Building.
Architecture Critic Inga Saffron explains how the renovation of this iconic building brought Kahn's original vision to life. More
NYU is enabling an interdisciplinary partnership with a focus on synergistic academic and research opportunities among the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing and the Bioengineering Institute. More
The last dental school facility in Houston was built in the 1950s. As is the case with medicine, technologies improve, methodologies evolve, and new opportunities for increased effectiveness develop, all at a rapid pace.
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Considerable functional shortcomings made this design icon the target of much venom for over fifty years. Our modernization brought the technical requirements of laboratories into alignment with Kahn’s plan and spatial design, while vastly improving building functionality and energy performance. In this article, the designer discusses strategies and tactics for invisibly modernizing an iconic but challenging structure.
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