The School of Nursing is thrilled to partner with Kahler Slater on this project. This is an outstanding architectural firm, with a well-deserved reputation for excellence. It is so exciting to see this plan, now more than 20 years in the making, finally becoming a reality.Katharyn A. May
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
After nearly 20 years of dreaming, the facility for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is soon to become a reality. Ranked among the top 20 in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, a leader in preparing nurses to improve health and the quality of lives, has not had a dedicated place to call home on campus since the Nurses’ Dormitory was built in 1924. Kahler Slater is designing a building to support the school’s focus on research, technology and practice as well as to enhance collaborative learning with the adjacent University Hospital, medical and pharmacy schools. It will serve as the cornerstone of transforming nursing practice to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities.
The project began with two Visioning Workshops facilitated by Kahler Slater where a diverse group of stakeholders—faculty, staff, students and alumni—came together to begin envisioning a transformed learning and teaching experience. Their vision: a uniquely welcoming place that supports engagement with the global community, and excellence in teaching, learning, research, and technology.
When open in 2014, the School of Nursing will be a home for students, faculty and the community to come together to collaborate, learn and share.