Grand Valley State University – Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences
ClientGrand Valley State University
LocationGrand Rapids, MI
Scale265,000 square feet of new construction; 30 teaching and research labs; 150-seat auditorium; 10,000 square feet of flexible research lab space; 1,000 square feet of office space; Two levels of parking
Provided programming, schematic design, complete interior design, construction documents, construction administration, and assistance with fundraising presentations for this 215,000 SF building. The building is comprised of five floors housing 24 classrooms and seminar rooms, 30 teaching and research labs, 200 faculty offices, 18 conference rooms, a 150-seat auditorium with the latest electronic features, a food-service area, and library resource and media center with compressed filing system. A sixth floor contains the ventilation, heating, and cooling systems for the building. Two levels of parking are located below the academic floors for staff and visitors. The building houses the University’s health professions programs and research, and is the training ground for our future health care professionals. Cross-disciplined education is encouraged throughout the student population, and the 15 study/meeting areas and large public gathering spaces were designed to accommodate the changing dynamics of the educational environment. Wireless technology access is provided throughout the facility. Dedicated cubicles are provided for intensive individual studying and on-line research. Casual rooms and lounge-type spaces with comfortable chairs are located throughout the facility for impromptu student gatherings and collaboration.