The new design implements a 38,000 square foot inter-professional education and research space for the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Users include the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences and Public Health.
The Inter-Professional Education and Research Center is programmed and designed to provide a greatly enhanced collaborative teaching / learning experience for related and interdependent disciplines: medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, nursing , emergency medical technicians (EMT) and therapy.
The highlight of the recently completed facility is a suite of “Hi-Fi” (high fidelity) simulation suites. Here and throughout the built program a priority centered around scalable, adaptable spaces; “right-fitted” to afford maximum utilization and flexibility. The project required a focused sensitive approach to design considering the historic nature of the existing structure and the advanced technology and teaching methods to be housed. Located in a very active ongoing medical / educational campus; phasing, safety and circulation of staff and students was of the utmost importance. The design team and administration were diligent to maintain traffic patterns and pedestrian circulation throughout the demolition and construction period.