The School of Medicine and Public Health has embarked on a renovation of the Health Sciences Learning Center
that will create, maintain, and improve our state-of-the-art learning environment.
All four floors of the existing learning center will improve. Project goals include increasing both quiet and group study space and creating better learning and collaborative environments. For example, the project will continue the work started last summer for cluster classrooms.
The University of Wisconsin’s nationwide invitation to submit proposals for this project resulted in a narrow field of firms who interviewed on campus in mid-October. The team of OPN Architects, a multi-disciplinary firm based in Madison, and The S/L/A/M Collaborative from Connecticut, medical learning environment specialists, were without a doubt the best qualified team we interviewed.
It already has. Driven in part by the April 2018 site visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the project has a critical timeline. Planning has begun, and construction is set to begin mid-spring 2017 and complete in time for the site visit and the 2018-19 academic year.
Because some disruption is inevitable with a construction project of this scope, regular project updates from the project team will be available on this site. Please visit often to ask questions, offer feedback, and stay up-to-date on this exciting step for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Latest Project Updates
- ‘Shop’ for silent study furnitureStudents will have a chance to weigh in on furniture options that may be selected for the silent study area. A selection of furniture pieces will be on display in the atrium from March 20 …March 12, 2017
- HSLC improvements on scheduleThe Health Science Learning Center’s ambitious design and construction schedule — driven in part by the April 2018 site visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education — remains on schedule, meeting all key milestones …March 12, 2017
- Wellness lounge improvements underwayWellness is integral to the curriculum of a School of Medicine and Public Health. So should be the wellness of its students. Cognizant of that fact, the HSLC renovation group understood the need to address …January 31, 2017
- Designing learning spaces that transform, inspireAs we embark on this project, OPN and The S/L/A/M Collaborative are thrilled to be leveraging our combined experience designing highly sophisticated medical research facilities for other recognized colleges and universities to the University of Wisconsin School …December 20, 2016