The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences’ new three-story facility is the flagship building in Fishersville, Virginia. Completed in June 2014, this facility includes 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 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 is adjacent to Augusta Health. This new building provides exceptional opportunities to enrich and advance the quality of education for our students.
The technology rich classrooms are designed to be learner-centered environments. To optimize active learning and problem solving skills, these spaces include screens allowing two separate pieces of information; moveable tables that can accommodate small group, lecture, or open room format and lecture capture capabilities that record a professor’s lecture for review at a later date.
State-of-the-art laboratories provide opportunities for students and faculty in similar and complementary programs to inquire, collaborate, investigate and advance knowledge through research and applied learning experiences.
The Physical Therapy Orthopedic Lab offers a technology-rich space with the latest in rehabilitative equipment to support student learning. As with all spaces in the new building, this lab is also used to support interprofessional team building and is used by all programs.
The Loft area provides an interactive learning space where students can study individually or in groups, eat lunch, pick up printing, or just relax and hang out with friends.
The Balcony offers amazing views of the mountains and garden spaces, and is a favorite space for students to gather.
Student meeting rooms allow for group meetings and interprofessional project work.
This smaller meeting room space allows flexibility in seating and studying, and supports both individual and group study.
The Occupational Therapy Skills Lab supports the training of OT students in the use of rehabilitative equipment in a technology-rich environment. As with all laboratories, this space is shared with our other programs and used for interprofessional educational experiences.
The Virtual Anatomy Lab provides students with anatomical models and computer-based simulation software.
The Health Sciences building has a 3-story atrium that provides open, naturally-lighted collaborative learning spaces that extends on all 3 floors to outdoor gathering spaces.