Center for Science and Health Professions

, University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

collaboration spaces
Hybrid teaching labs
Simulation space
Flexible teaching space
Collaboration space

The new Center collocates health-related programs to create an interprofessional facility that supports team-based, hands-on learning. The U-shaped facility is organized around a central courtyard, bringing daylight and views to all interior spaces.

The program includes classrooms, science laboratories, nursing skills and simulation labs, as well as offices and other administrative support spaces. Extended learning spaces – such as student lounges, tutoring space and group rooms – foster interaction and enhance the sense of community to advance the university’s mission of educating students to think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally and lead ethically.

This 21st-century learning environment flexibly adapts to accommodate future needs and various hands-on learning scenarios. Innovative sustainability strategies enable the building to serve as a teaching tool for energy efficiency and healthy design.

Building Facts

  • 169,000 GSF
  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Cooperative Engineering