University of Wisconsin–Madison

HSLC improvements on schedule

The 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 to date.

The Board of Regents has approved initial design concepts and the architects and facilities team continue to work together to craft a construction plan that minimizes disruption. Construction documents, which will included a phased approach to the project, are due at the end of March and again in mid-April. Bidding by contractors is scheduled for the end of April.

Departments affected by construction will be notified as soon as the selected contractor has outlined a construction schedule. The phased construction approach will ensure demands are met for both current/future needs as well as appropriate  sequencing of departmental moves. The team is preparing a description of room assignments for groups and individuals, which will be reviewed by the Deans before offices and classrooms are temporarily relocated. This effort has been informed by user surveys and on-site observations. Initial plans have also been reviewed with representatives from several impacted departments/groups. All affected users will be communicated with directly well before construction commences in June 2017.

While construction is still three months away, students are already benefiting from improvements to the wellness lounge. There will also be an opportunity to offer feedback about furniture being considered for the silent study room. Pieces will be on display in the atrium from  March 20 to 27. Please take a moment to share your comments and preferences for this important student space.

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