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Louisiana State University Health Shreveport

/ Center for Medical Education and Wellness

Shreveport, Louisiana

Center for Medical Education and Wellness

Project Details


Louisiana State University - Health Science Center,


150,000 SF

Completion Date:

December 2023

Project Overview

Provide a new central iconic structure on existing campus to serve as multi-function learning environment and communication hub for student well-being.

Meet various programmatic requirements including state of the art Simulation Environment Teaching Hospital (SETH) lab, Emerging Viral Threat (EVT) Lab, Classrooms, student study areas, administrative areas, fitness center and wellness respite.

Introduce a new architectural language for future buildings and campus development

Provide access and pedestrian throughway connecting all adjacent sites through facility

Fast Facts

12,000 SF Emerging Viral Threats Lab (EVT) consisting of Biosafety Level 1, 2 and 3 testing laboratories

32,000 SF Simulation Environment Teaching Hospital (SETH)

150’ clear span over exterior courtyard and building entrance

5,500 SF, 500 seat teaching auditorium in the round

Fully functional Wellness Center with 50+ cardio and fitness machines

15,000+ SF of new storm drain infrastructure directly adjacent and under facility

115’ pedestrian bridge providing new accessible path through center of campus

First floor:

Faculty Club / Student Dining / Fitness Center / Large & Small Lecture / EVT Loading

Second floor:

Auditorium / Procedural Skills Labs / Wellbeing Center / Cardio Loft / Administration

Third floor:

SETH Lab (hospital setting) / EVT Lab / Administration

Teach Heal Discover

More than a building, the Center for Medical Education responds to need for creating sustainable economic growth in North Louisiana, while improving the overall health of the region. This facility moves the client into a new frontier and affords them the opportunity to become a national leader in research and discovery to enhance lives regionally and globally for generations to come.

The iconic design provides a central hub, the heart of the campus, connecting the Schools of Medicine, Allied Health, and Graduate Studies into a single, unified campus. The transparency and flexibility of interior design provides for “medical education on display” and interprofessional collaboration between faculty and students.

“The Center for Medical Education is a bold venture and one of the most impactful and visionary projects taken on by LSU Health Shreveport since the medical school began over 50 years ago. This transformative endeavor is critical to a brighter future for LSU Health Shreveport and the community it serves.” – Armand Roos, LSU Health Sciences Foundation – Chairman of the Board

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