Norfolk State University’s Nursing and Academic Building offers four floors dedicated to allied health, nursing, and academic instruction. The building’s first two floors offer liberal […]
Norfolk State University’s Nursing and Academic Building offers four floors dedicated to allied health, nursing, and academic instruction. The building’s first two floors offer liberal arts and graduate students a variety of classrooms and labs. Meeting, study rooms, and a coffee shop offer options for group collaboration. The Nursing and Allied Health programs occupy the top two levels of the 140,000-square-foot building. Specialized simulation labs and interview rooms offer students valuable clinical education experience. The facility also includes a tutorial center as well as dean and faculty offices. This project earned LEED Gold certification in 2016.
Located near the Lyman B. Brooks Library, the new building further establishes the new academic quadrangle. The new structure is the first classroom building to be constructed since 1975.
At approximately 140,000 square feet, the building features more than 32 classrooms, five computer labs, 20 group study rooms and 10 nursing and medical technology labs. It also includes 68 faculty and staff offices, three conference rooms, several lounges, a café and a new IT help desk.
Nursing labs have 48 beds with 18 of those used for simulation. The simulation area beds are wired to a dedicated clinical skills observation control room. The classroom and nursing building include a robust technology infrastructure for student access and state-of-the-art classrooms with five classrooms offering virtual teleconferencing capabilities
First Floor: Liberal Arts & Grad Studies Dean Suites, Classrooms, Computer Labs, Seminar Rooms, Group Study Rooms and the Café
Second Floor: General Classrooms, Computer Labs, Graduate Group Study Rooms and Faculty Offices.
Third Floor: Allied Health Program, Department Suite and General Classrooms.
Fourth Floor: Nursing Program and Department Suite
• STEM Classroom & Labs
• Simulation Spaces
• 32 Classrooms
• 5 Computer Labs
• 20 Group Study Rooms
• 10 Nursing and Medical Technology Labs
• 68 Faculty and Staff Offices
• 3 Conference Rooms
• Lounge Spaces
• IT Help Desk
Notable Project Features:
> “Simulated” Hospital Wards with Triage, Active Nursing Stations, Nurse Call Systems, and Active Hospital Bed Headwall Systems
> Demolition of existing structures
> Structural steel framing
> Steel joist and deck with LW concrete on floors and roof
> Structural metal stud exterior walls
> Varying exterior façade materials consisting of brick veneer, metal panels, precast, and a curtainwall glazing system
> Roofing systems consisting of single ply TPO membrane with tapered insulation on “flat” roofing surfaces
> Chilled water cooling plant with variable speed water-cooled chillers
> Heating hot water plant with variable speed pumps
> Atrium smoke control system
> Variable Air Volume (VAV), chilled and heating hot water, central station air handling units serving fan- powered and shut-off type VAV terminal units controlled by a Direct Digital Control system that is connected to the universities Energy Management Department via an existing campus-wide BAS network.
> 100% Emergency Power to simulate an actual hospital environment
> On-site rainwater and run-off Best Management Practices (BMP’s)
> Asphalt driveway access and parking for service vehicles