Health Sciences Facilities: Understanding the Interior Needs of High-Performance, Multifaceted Education Spaces

Health Sciences Facilities are among the most complicated and hardest-working spaces on a college or university campus. The interior design must support the dedicated programs housed within as well as ancillary spaces designed for use by the entire campus. This webcast will explore strategies for supporting these activities with space planning, intentional adjacencies, resource allocation, and appropriate finishes. Case study examples from several recently constructed health sciences facilities will be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss concepts integral to the design of highly functional health science learning spaces.
  • Identify strategies for specifying finishes that meet the needs of both the simulated clinical environment and the supporting academic spaces.
  • Learn ways to support a 24/7 student population with safe and comfortable spaces.
  • Learn ways to design spaces for academic flexibility as well as to suit the needs of the broader campus community.

Available On-Demand
Duration: 1 hour

About Our Speakers:

Benjamen C. MetzBenjamen C. Metz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Design Manager at ESa who has established a diverse portfolio of K-12 and higher education projects, ranging from athletic and event centers to cutting-edge health and life sciences buildings, over the past 13 years. Serving clients from across the country, including Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA), Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN) and Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA), Ben is drawn to education architecture because it is one of the most broadly encompassing fields of design.

Kearra BarkleyKearra Barkley, IIDA, NCIDQ is a talented member of ESa’s Interior Design Team with over a decade of experience in the design of K-12 and higher education projects across the country. From the Northwest Nazarene University Leah Peterson Learning Commons & Riley Library (Nampa, ID), to the Jackson Center for Music and Worship Arts at Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN), Kearra’s interior designs support the function of the user and enhance the experience of the built environment.

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