As the piece notes, the Health Professions Hub is a “first-of-its-kind” project that “offers a number of new technological, academic, and healthcare resources to the D’Youville community and beyond. Most important to the integrity of the project is its community outreach and impact.
CannonDesign collaborated with the college and several local nonprofits to not overlook the integrity of the neighborhood surrounding the project, and instead, challenged themselves to provide a hub for hospitable public space and private educational resources.
Featured in the 57,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is The Sisters Health Center at D’Youville primary care clinic, operated by Catholic Health; a health and wellness center featuring chiropractic services; a full-service pharmacy; full-service educational simulation center; The Center for Health Equity and Innovation for health professions education; The Pathways Program; an event center, and community engagement spaces with meeting rooms, workspaces, classrooms, a kitchen, and a cafe.”
“The Health Professions Hub has been a dream project for our team,” said Michael Tunkey, our Design Principal for the Hub. “It is beautiful architecture that positively nourishes its community, changes lives for the better and reshapes our city to be more equitable, healthy and vibrant. We are beyond grateful to D’Youville for this incredible opportunity.”
Set to open for its first semester in Fall 2021, the Hub is a bold project that all at once improves community access to healthcare services, introduces educational opportunities focused on breaking the cycle of chronic illness, prepares a new workforce to seize in-demand healthcare jobs, and supports a living-wage ecosystem for Buffalo’s refugee-rich and vibrant West Side residents.