Henderson County Health Sciences Center

Henderson County
  • Level 2 roof garden and outdoor plaza

    Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

  • Student Commons showing breakout room

    Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

  • Student breakout space

    Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

  • Infusion bay with view to healing garden (left); Radiation therapy room with linear accelerator (LINAC)

    Photos by Mark Herboth Photography

  • Pharmaceutical Labs

    Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

  • medical oncology entrance

    Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

  • courtyard (left) and surgical center entrance (right)

    Photos by Mark Herboth Photography

  • Level One Floorplan

    Courtesy of Clark Nexsen

  • Level Two floorplan

    Courtesy of Clark Nexsen

  • Level three floorplan

    Courtesy of Clark Nexsen

Founded at the intersection of health science and education, the Henderson County Health Sciences Center is building bridges between patients, students, and healthcare professionals. The three-story facility provides an enhanced experience for patients through a complex network of professionals working together. The facility is the result of a strategic partnership between Pardee Hospital, Blue Ridge Community College, Wingate University, and Henderson County. Henderson County coordinated and funded the project through a public-private partnership that expands space, funds, and resources for the three entities and the surrounding community.

The three floors of the building operate in conjunction with one another while balancing distinct identities. The first floor houses Pardee Cancer Center, the only comprehensive cancer center in Henderson County, offering medical oncology and radiation oncology. Comfortable waiting areas, treatment zones, labs, and doctors’ offices offer an elevated experience for both patients and their loved ones. Extensive daylighting provides a sense of serenity and connectivity, while the use of glazing facing the campus allows patients a direct view of a holistic healing garden. 

Home to the Physician Assistant and Pharmacy programs, Wingate University is located on the second floor. The space includes large lecture halls, classrooms, labs, simulated exam rooms, and administrative offices. A two-story lobby connects the student space to the cancer center below to promote interactivity between students and professionals. Breakout rooms are easily accessible by both Wingate and Blue Ridge students. The Blue Ridge Community College Nursing and Technology programs on the third floor serve students with smart classrooms and access to a variety of well-equipped labs and study spaces.

Both the Wingate and BRCC facilities allow students to gain hands-on experience by learning and studying in a professional setting that simulates the workplace, while preparing them for careers in healthcare. 

Project Data
Project Type: 
New Construction
Completion Date: 
January, 2017
Location: 
Hendersonville, NC
Delivery Method: 
CM at Risk
Project GSF: 
98,760
Project NSF: 
95,000
Project Cost: 
$32,300,000USD
Construction Cost: 
$30,000,000USD
Building Descriptors: 
Academic Medical Center
Education: Administration
Education: Classroom
Education: Lecture Or Seminar Hall
Education: Nursing
Healthcare
Healthcare: Cancer Center
Healthcare: Surgery
Higher Education
Laboratory
Laboratory: Simulation
Nursing
Office
Office: Administrative
Pharmacology
Organizations
Asheville, N.C.
Architect
Vannoy Construction
Jefferson, N.C.
Construction Manager
Kloesel Engineering, PA
Asheville, N.C.
Structural Engineering
McGill Associates, PA
Asheville, N.C.
Civil Engineering
Asheville, N.C.
Lab Planning
Asheville, N.C.
MEP and Fire Protection
Siteworks Studios, PLLC
Asheville, N.C.
Landscape Architecture
Otis Elevator
Elevators
Johnson Controls Inc.
Building Automation System
York
Air Handling Units
Simplex Grinnel
Fire Alarm