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University Health Center/UNMC College of Nursing – Lincoln Division

LOCATION

Lincoln, Nebraska

AREA

90,000 GSF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This facility is located on University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s main campus and provides program spaces for an ambulatory clinic building and the College of Nursing. The project replaced the previous nursing college location in downtown Lincoln, where qualified applicants were turned away due to space limitations and insufficient faculty.

The University Health Center is designed to facilitate the highest quality of patient care, sized to provide programmatic capacity to expand health care functional space, provide clinic space designed to facilitate efficient workflow, and allow departments to enhance services where they were previously limited by space and old technology.

The College of Nursing Lincoln space is designed to house classrooms, class labs, a dental clinic, and education support space along with administrative space to accommodate current and new faculty and staff, and space essential for research programs. The building showcases the program advancements using highly collaborative and mobile learning environments supported by the latest in higher education technology systems.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • The mechanical system utilizes campus chilled water and steam.
  • Heat recovery chiller to provide required reheat during the summer months.
  • Emergency power is provided via generator located outside.
  • Simulation suites are designed to simulate power outages.
  • All-LED lighting provided with fully automated lighting controls and daylight harvesting.
  • Smoke evacuation system was avoided by performing a full building analysis and implementing additional fire alarm devices in the required areas.
  • Lecture spaces include media capture of computer graphics and annotation, audio recording of the instructor and students, as well as video recording.
  • Acoustical modeling for types of noise reduction treatments. Mechanical system noise and vibration control solutions will also be implemented.
  • Robust telecommunications infrastructure to support a mobile and wireless environment.
  • Multi-action interactive 3D video wall and CAD wall for collaboration and teaching.
  • Distance learning and web conferencing to support remote learning.
  • Nurse call systems for the simulation and clinical environments.
  • Electronic access control and video surveillance for controlled access to support individual building areas.
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