University of California, Irvine Begins Construction on Health Sciences Complex

Published 11-20-2020
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex
  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative & HED.

  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative & HED.

  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative & HED.

  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative & HED.

  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative & HED.

  • University of California, Irvine - Health Sciences Complex

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative & HED.

The University of California, Irvine began construction on a $134 million health sciences complex in October of 2020. Designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and HED, the project will enhance synergies between the disciplines of medicine, nursing, population health, and pharmacy to deliver a dynamic pedagogy of team-based care. Supporting an innovative curriculum based on integrative health, the complex is expected to be a national model for the future of interprofessional education. The five-story, 135,111-sf Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences will adjoin the four-story, 77,028-sf Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing to create a vibrant nexus for learning, research, and clinical training. A biophilic design strategy will provide occupants with optimal air quality, views of vegetation and water, and access to natural light. Offering interconnected classrooms, labs, and meeting areas to promote collaboration and discovery, the complex will include a 150-seat auditorium, a central courtyard, a 600-foot wellness walk, and outdoor spaces for activities such as yoga and tai chi. Hathaway Dinwiddie is the general contractor for the design-build project, which is slated for completion in 2022.

Related Organizations
HED
Architect and Engineer
Hathaway Dinwiddie
Design-Build Contractor