unlv school of medicine, medical education building.
client. Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation (NHBC)
location. las vegas, nv
size. approx. 135,000 sf
date. projected completion 2022
The Medical Education Building is planned as the first building for a proposed 9-acre academic health center for UNLV, located in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District. The facility, approximately 135,000 gsf, will serve as the permanent home of the School of Medicine, and is designed to accommodate a class size of 120 students. To support long term growth, the design allows for an expansion to increase the class size to 180 students with minimal disruption to the overall building.
The program is designed to support the school’s forward-thinking approach to the curriculum and includes training spaces for clinical skills, simulation and anatomy - both virtual and cadaveric dissection - classrooms of various sizes which support problem-based learning, administrative offices, and a learning resources center.
Community life spaces are also included, such as a cafe, a student lounge, and the forum, which is the heart of the building and will enable various events and lectures to be held at the school.