A new 180,000-sf, six-story facility has completed at the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in Wyomissing, Penn.
The new facility features enhanced teaching and learning environments with appropriately sized instructional labs, five simulation in-patient rooms, one surgery simulation room, 12 clinical training exam rooms, and an anatomy laboratory. The simulation training will afford students the opportunity to test their knowledge and complex decision-making skills.
Academic life will be balanced by a student life experience that promotes health and wellness through access to a fitness center with indoor and outdoor recreation space. Students will also have access to the Information Commons, a lounge area, a game room, and a cafe.
Spaces were designed with flexibility and technology to reconfigure as medical education, research, innovation, and collaboration evolves. The facility offers an open environment with “touchdown space” to encourage staff and faculty from other locations to stay and work at the building. Large, open general purpose space, including a 120-seat auditorium, is available for receptions, donor events, and graduations.
SLAM’s integrated team provided full architectural design services, programming/planning, interior design, structural engineering, and landscape architecture.