The three-story, $74.9 million, 126,000 sf building will connect programs currently scattered around campus into one location to foster greater interdisciplinary collaboration. It will house the schools of Dental Hygiene, Rehabilitation Science (physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training), and Medical Diagnostics and Translational Sciences. There will be research and teaching laboratories, simulation laboratories, classrooms, faculty and staff offices, student and faculty interaction and collaboration spaces, and a physical and occupational therapy clinic.
“We’ve been honored to be part of this important project,” said Roland Lemke, AIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign principal. “The next generation of our region’s healthcare workers will have so many opportunities to learn, train and experiment in this building.”
Below is a video of the groundbreaking courtesy of Old Dominion University: