Planning begins for innovative health education facility at WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane has launched the planning process for the campus’s newest building, the Team Health Education Building. Serving as a state-of-the-art health care simulation facility, the building will be designed to prepare the campus’s 1,200 health science students using a technology-forward, team-based curriculum.

The new facility will provide students in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences space to collaboratively learn with their degree program peers and with students from other disciplines.

With $7 million in state appropriations funding secured for design in 2023, WSU Spokane has selected Bouten Construction and NAC Architecture as its progressive design partners. The project’s budget is estimated at $60–80 million, with construction set to commence in 2025. Full funding for the facility is being sought from state and philanthropic sources.

“The Team Health Education building will support the demonstrated success of WSU’s existing interprofessional education and simulation frameworks to deliver an educational experience that is transformational for both the student and their future patients,” said Daryll DeWald, executive vice president for WSU Health Sciences and chancellor for WSU Spokane. “We look forward to working with our design team and our collaborative partners in developing this incredible facility.”

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