The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences will soon be housed in a new three-story facility that will become the flagship building in Fishersville, Virginia. When completed in 2014, this facility will include four large classrooms; six seminar rooms; nine clinical laboratories, including a simulation suite; two research spaces; faculty/staff offices and numerous collaborative learning spaces. Advanced technological resources to support instruction will complement this innovative building design, conceived by Wisconsin-based architects Kahler Slater. Located approximately seven miles from the main campus of Mary Baldwin College, the tobacco-free campus will be adjacent to Augusta Health. This new building will provide exceptional opportunities to enrich and advance the quality of education for our students. Stay up-to-date with the site progress slideshow.
Ground Floor: The lower level includes state-of-the-art labs for PT, OT and PA students as well as an ADL (Activities of Daily Living) apartment and an Assistive Technology Lab. Students will find locker rooms at this level, as well as a kitchen area and multiple group meeting rooms and spaces. The lower level opens out to the back courtyard area offering magnificent mountain views and access to walking trails.
First floor: The main floor offers multiple, interactive classroom spaces. Educational technology in these spaces allow for inter-institutional collaboration via video conferencing and unique lecture capture opportunities to review classroom instruction. The furniture has been designed to be flexible to allow for changeable and unique learning environments.
Second floor: The second floor includes the human anatomy lab and research spaces. An outdoor patio area takes advantage of the scenic views.