in association with Aurora Design Architects
A generous private donation and the decision to add a pre-licensure undergraduate nursing program prompted Lees-McRae to consider a new academic building to house all allied health programs. With a completion date of October 2014, the 18,000 SF facility will be the cornerstone of the College’s expanded science and health-related programs.
The two-story building houses two nursing simulation labs, an athletic training lab, learning labs, faculty offices, two conference rooms, and a replicated efficiency apartment. It is also outfitted with the latest technology including 3G Wireless High-Fidelity Human Simulators, a simulation learning system which facilitates evidence-based scenarios for students, software which captures, records and debriefs simulations, an electronic record documentation and medication dispensing system, and a web-based experiential learning program which supplements and enhances curricular success and preparation for the national licensing examination.
The brick and stone design compliments the heritage of the mountain campus. The building placement provides a pedestrian linkage to other buildings on campus and addresses a heavily traveled thoroughfare through campus. Parking is located in the rear of the building.
“The firm has an impressive track record of working with small private colleges to facilitate cost containment while building structures that are consistent with the architectural heritage of the institution. Their vision for this important building is dynamic and exciting and we know it will continue our efforts to elevate Lees-McRae College.” – President Barry M. Buxton