Missouri State University O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center – Springfield, Missouri
This new facility includes a welcoming lobby, skills laboratories, offices, classrooms, and group study spaces for the Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Nursing, and Nurse Anesthesia programs. The facility also includes mannequin simulation labs for the Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia programs. The building design provides a great first impression for prospective College of Health and Human Services students and faculty and to encourage multi-disciplinary interaction. In addition to it’s educational functions the facility is also home to the MSU Care facility, a fully functioning multi-disciplinary health clinic that serves uninsured individuals in the community. The gleaming white cement-panel exterior, unique angles, interior horizontal-shear truss design, multi-faceted roof and third floor open-air interior atrium presented numerous construction sequence and engineering challenges. This project is already garnering it’s share of design and construction accolades.