Nestled within a wooded site outside of Savannah, the new Health Professions Academic Center at Georgia Southern University sets the framework for a new health professions district on the Armstrong Campus. The new Center, designed to wrap and celebrate the wetlands, serves as a counter point to a campus which otherwise features traditional, rectilinear quadrangles with open lawns. The environmentally rich site presented the design team with numerous advantages impacting the final building design. The natural setting provides an organic, shaded oasis as a repose for students to embrace natural wetlands. The project is a new paradigm for healthcare leadership training, a confluence of aspiring young medical professionals and technological advancements within a dynamic multidisciplinary space.
Enabling the University to provide exceptional education and training opportunities while addressing the healthcare needs of the region and taking advantage of an environmentally rich site.
We want today’s students to experience a building that feels and functions like a hospital and prepares them to be tomorrow’s top-notch health professionals. We are proud to design a facility that exposes faculty and students to the long-term benefits of immersive and collaborative learning across multiple disciplines.