College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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Facility Focus PHOTOS © CHRISTIAN COLUMBRES C AREER EDUC AT ION Pacific University Health Professions Campus P ACIFIC UNIVERSITY selected Yost Grube Hall Architecture (YGH) as planner and designer when expanding its Health Professions Campus at a satellite campus in Hillsboro, OR, in 2007. The initial task was completion of a city-required master plan for the eight-block area of current and future use by Pacific University and the adjoining Tuality Hospital. YGH worked with the University, hospital, city of Hillsboro, and neighborhood organizations to develop the plan, including specific design and development standards, which received final approval in June 2009. YGH designed the four-story, 62,000-sq.-ft. academic and research 66 building as part of a GC/CM team. The first three stories of the building provide general-purpose classrooms; specialpurpose classrooms for nursing, clinical psychology, and occupational therapy; and faculty and administrative offices. The top floor of the building houses teaching laboratories for anatomy and the research laboratory that is central to Pacific University's graduate pharmacy program. As Pacific expanded the pharmacy program, it became evident that attracting the best faculty would require improved capabilities to support faculty research. The new lab was designed to meet this need, with input from new and recruited faculty to guide design of the general laboratory space and COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 of the support and equipment spaces. The building meets the needs of graduate-level students who spend long days on the campus. Informal study and social spaces are central organizing elements for the building, with group study spaces designed to facilitate collaboration using computer and web-based resources. A two-story, skylit multipurpose lounge space acts as a center for student and faculty activity and interaction. The building, constructed on a demanding schedule for occupancy in September 2010, incorporates sustainable design concepts and strategies based on life-cycle cost analysis, and was awarded LEED Gold certification. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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