Designing an interprofessional allied health building

Hillsborough Community College
Allied Health Building

Tampa, Florida

Kahler Slater is partnering with Hillsborough Community College to design a new Allied Health Building for their Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa, Florida. The building will provide a central home for HCC’s Nursing, Emergency Medical Services and Respiratory Care Therapy programs and is designed in a way that allows students from all professions to learn together. Kahler Slater is teamed with Harvard Jolly and providing health sciences education programming, planning and design services.

The College is using the project as a catalyst to review each program’s curricula and teaching pedagogies to embrace the latest trends in interdisciplinary, active learning health sciences education. The building includes a simulated hospital so that multiple programs may work together to replicate conditions found in real-life situations. Additional program components include classrooms, faculty offices, student study spaces and labs to support the wide range of allied health programs. Once completed, the building will contribute significantly to the region’s workforce and demand for allied health professionals.

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HCC’s health science programs will be greatly served by the addition of such an advanced facility at the Dale Mabry Campus. The technical advances and the creation of real-life health scenarios will greatly assist in preparing future generations of health care professionals to serve the greater Tampa Bay area.”

Dr. Ken Atwater, HCC President