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Park University Nursing Program Renovation

  • Exterior upgrades include new windows, a ramp and other accessibility improvements
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  • The ground floor classroom accommodates about 50 students
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  • Alternate view of classroom
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  • Skills lab recreates a working health care environment
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  • The skills lab is a flexible education environment
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  • Adjacent to the skills lab is an exam room
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LOCATION

Parkville, Mo.

SIZE

16,000 sq. ft.
This project began as a study to determine the feasibility of repurposing the original Hawley Hall dormitory for reuse to house the expanded Nursing School for Park University. The work included an in-depth code analysis looking at all aspects of the 2006 International Building Code. Working with the nursing school, WSKF designed space that meets accreditation standards and provides a skills laboratory that duplicates actual nursing conditions. The hall houses dedicated classroom space, a computer lab and faculty offices for the Nursing School. New energy-efficient windows were included as well as a new ramp and other accessibility improvements. The renovated Hawley Hall accommodates a student capacity of 65 and about a dozen faculty and staff members. The project spans 16,000 square feet on four floors.