Page is the prime architect on all University of Texas buildings in the Medical District. In association with SLAM, Page designed the 86,570-square-foot Health Learning Building. As part of that project, a 7,000-square-foot renovation to the School of Nursing Building provides simulation laboratory space to serve the entire medical district.
The five-story Health Learning Building is a long, slender volume with massing, height and materiality all informed by the architectural character of the UT Austin campus. While the building embraces tradition, it is a clear statement of innovation and contemporary technology. Key design features include the building’s “Social Edge” expressed by a largely glass wall with a cantilevered stair that faces north. Terra-cotta colored glass interludes in that wall establish a direct connection to the terra-cotta tile roofs of the core campus. This nod to the distinctive historical buildings of UT Austin is expressed more directly with the use of solid, CNC-milled limestone walls with punched windows.
The project includes interconnected collaboration zones, a standardized patient simulation center, a full gross anatomy lab, a 150-seat Team Based Learning Classroom, a multipurpose teaching lab for organic dissections and a cutting edge media center/commons/library. The LEED gold certified building encourages occupant health and represents best sustainability practices. The daylight-filled classrooms of the future are equipped with fully interactive electronics, monitors and power sources at every seat and every lab bench.
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