Construction of UC Irvine’s new College of Health Sciences complex begins by the Hathaway Dinwiddie / HED / SLAM design / build team

IRVINE, Calif., November 10, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, HED architectural and engineering firm, and The S architectural firm /L / A./ M Collaborative (SLAM) announces that the construction of a Grade II listed, 9 acre health sciences complex is underway University of California, Irvine (UCI), which promises to be a national showcase for inclusive patient care, education and research in health care. Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company is a top ENR designer.

Two new buildings of the College of Health Sciences Complex at the University of California at Irvine, currently under construction, will be a showcase for inclusive patient care, education and research in the healthcare sector. (Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie; Designer: HED, SLAM.)

New facilities at the University of California at Irvine include the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing's Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.  The project is a flagship for the future of health education.  (Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie; Designer: HED, SLAM.)

New facilities at the University of California at Irvine include the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing’s Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. The project is a flagship for the future of health education. (Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie; Designer: HED, SLAM.)

The side – on the corner of bison and California Avenues adjacent to UCI Research Park – include a state-of-the-art, five-story, 135,111-square-foot building for Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, as well as an adjacent four-story, 77,028-square-foot building for the Sue & Bill Gross School of nursing. Projected costs are $ 134 million and the facilities are expected to open in 2022.

The project is a flagship for the future of health education. “UCI is creating a national ‘one health’ model for discovery, teaching and healing that brings together the strengths of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health,” said the Vice Chancellor for Health. Steve Goldstein. “These two new buildings, which are part of our expanded health sciences campus, are designed to foster the creation of the diverse healthcare workforce of tomorrow. The facilities are designed to enable interprofessional education and a future of team-based care that benefits from healthcare providers who benefit. ” work in sync to support health and wellbeing. ”

“A future of wellbeing requires that we promote approaches that keep our patients healthy and that, when they are ill, our providers work together to ensure that care is easily accessible, up-to-date, patient-centric and people-aware,” Goldstein continued. “The integrative health institute is in the same location, so all of our students have their focus on the whole person, even if the provider is a specialist, and their commitment to finding new, effective and evidence-based practices to optimize wellbeing.”

The HED and SLAM college and health studios brought expertise to the team. “The design is designed to support human health and the healing experience in a holistic way,” he says Martha Ball, Project manager at HED. “This aspect of the project mission influenced our process.”

The design strategies for the new buildings on the UCI campus were heavily influenced by biophilia – the human tendency to interact with other forms of life in nature – and attention to wellbeing at all levels. The residents’ access to light, air, a view of the vegetation and water as well as other considerations support the overall task of the complex and the schools.

The health science complex includes a 150-seat auditorium, a central courtyard connected to the existing Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, landscaping elements that support activities such as yoga and tai chi, a zen garden, and a 600-foot wellness walk that leads to the Biomedical Research Center of the School of Medicine.

The complex is generously supported by large donations. Susan and Henry Samueli donated $ 200 million Establishment of this unique university for health sciences with a focus on interdisciplinary integrative health. The sweeping gift – one of the largest ever given to a single public university – positions UCI as a bold new leader in public health, patient care, and health education and research. The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation is committed $ 40 million to the UCI to build a nursing school and help build a new building.

ABOUT HATHAWAY DINWIDDIE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Hathaway Dinwiddie celebrated its 100th anniversary in California in 2011. Hathaway Dinwiddie focuses on that California Market and is known for building many of the state’s iconic buildings. Consistently in the ENR Top 100 general contractors in The United StatesHathaway Dinwiddie prides itself on being the Builder of Choice, providing design build, general contracting, project planning and management services in California most dynamic markets. We have helped the country’s leading companies and institutions to develop pioneering structures and high-quality interiors Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Learn more and work with us at hathawaydinwiddie.com or at https://www.facebook.com/hathawaydinwiddie, https://www.linkedin.com/company/hathaway-dinwiddie, https: //www.instagram. com / together. hdcco /

ABOUT HED
HED seeks creative solutions that have a positive impact on its customers, the community and the world. HED has built an excellent reputation in all facets of the environment designed and built, including architectural, consulting, engineering and planning services. The 350-employee company serves customers in a variety of markets from eight US offices: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, The angel, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento. See how HED is advancing your world at www.hed.design or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

ABOUT THAT /L / A./ M COOPERATION
The S /L / A./ M Collaborative (SLAM) is a multidisciplinary design firm with a wide range of markets including a nationally recognized college practice. Our focus on academic medical centers and our expertise in programming and designing research and educational institutions have resulted in the completion of 40 health science projects for world-class public and private institutions (22 medical schools and more than 25 simulation centers) including Emory University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, Baylor College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and WITH. SLAM has offices in Atlanta;; Boston;; Denver;; Glastonbury, CT;; Iowa City; The angel;; New York City;; Orlando;; and Philadelphia. Learn more about our creativity in design to enrich life at www.slamcoll.com.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
UCI was founded in 1965 and is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel Prize winners and is known for its academic achievements, world-class research, innovation and anteater mascots. Headed by Chancellor Howard GillmanThe UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It is and is located in one of the safest and most economically dynamic communities in the world Orange County second largest employer that makes a contribution $ 5 billion annually to the local economy. More information about UCI can be found at www.uci.edu.

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