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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to design Center for Innovation in Health Professions at CSU

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to design Center for Innovation in Health Professions at CSU

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to design Center for Innovation in Health Professions at CSU

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Feb. 25, 2013) — Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will design a new medical research and education center at Cleveland State University to support a program that will change the way practitioners in various health-care fields work together.

Scheduled to open in 2015, the new Center for Innovation in Health Professions will house many of Cleveland State’s health-care programs under one roof, combining research and clinical training. Students of nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy will work together to develop collaborative approaches to health care. The $45 million project also gives Northeast Ohio Medical University, Cleveland State’s partner for the project, a permanent presence on the Cleveland State campus.

The building will include flexible spaces for interdisciplinary and translational research as well as education, plus atrium and common spaces to encourage interaction among students and faculty. According to the preliminary diagram, the building will contain open spaces connecting through the building, joined by a glassy circulation spine shaped like a lightning bolt. The spine reaches from the main entrance lobby on the north side on Euclid Avenue to a second entrance lobby on the south end of the site.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed medical and research buildings for healthcare and academic clients  including the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, the Qatar Foundation, Yale University, the Ohio State University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Los Angeles. The firm was chosen for the Cleveland State project in national search that drew submissions from 21 competitors. Stantec is the architect of record.

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