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Foster reveals Cleveland medical school plans

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Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for a 45,000m² health education campus in Cleveland, Ohio

The scheme for Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University will bring dental, nursing and medical students under one roof to encourage greater interaction between the disciplines.

Explaining the design, Case Western Reserve president Barbara Snyder said: ‘Studies show that team-based health care improves patients’ experiences and results, lowers costs, and increases the job satisfaction of those involved in care.

‘Yet most of our education programs still separate the professions throughout students’ academic careers. This project allows us to bring these future health care leaders together from the very start, and to do so in a thoughtful and intentional way.’

The rectangular building features a large central atrium which can be used for lectures, meals and other events.

It will occupy a 4.5 hectare site on East 93rd Street close to Chester and Euclid avenues. Classrooms, labs and clinical spaces will also be included.

Foster + Partners is working local architects Westlake Reed Leskosky on the scheme. Designs were submitted to Cleveland’s planning commission last week.

The five-storey building’s exterior appearance and landscaping will be considered by the committee on Friday (5 December).

Foster + Partners' health education campus scheme in Cleveland, Ohio

Foster + Partners’ health education campus scheme in Cleveland, Ohio

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