Classrooms have technology that allows faculty and students to connect with students across Alaska in rural communities.
Brace for It
Steel eccentrically braced frames counteract movement that could affect vibration-sensitive equipment…helps with earthquakes too!
Collaboration is the theme. The new University of Alaska Health Sciences Building houses the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) biomedical program. Degree programs in the nursing, physician assistant, medical technology, dental assisting and hygiene, and emergency health fields are offered. This building is Phase I of what will be a Health Sciences Complex on UAA’s Anchorage campus to help the university respond to Alaska’s growing need for well-educated healthcare professionals.
Located on Providence Drive, the campus has an ideal location to continue building partnerships with its U-Med District neighbors. The medical, nursing, clinical laboratory and physician assistant programs are housed in the building, providing for interdisciplinary real-life scenarios as educational opportunities. The HSB’s instructional spaces are designed for interactive learning, simulation of real-life clinical situations and collaborative hands-on experiences.
For more information on the campus, including other Reid Middleton projects at UAA, see the links below: