Standing in place of the demolished Wherry Hall and Radiation Safety Building, the new, four-story with partial basement Health Sciences Building will be the new home of the College of Allied Health Sciences, and house administrative office space, faculty offices, classrooms, and inter-disciplinary space. The building will accommodate both new programs and increased student enrollment projections for the college.
The Health Sciences Building will be constructed with cast-in-place reinforced concrete. Two-way flat slabs will form the floors and roof, with beams utilized where needed for cantilevers and load transfers. An atrium will separate the north and south wings of the building; structural steel will frame the dramatic clerestory over the atrium, and the two bridges that will span the atrium to connect all of the levels.