Cleveland Clinic/CWRU - Samson Pavilion at the Health Education Campus

  • Size: 485,000 SF
  • LEED Gold certified
  • 2020 Build America Award Winner

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Healthcare, Higher Education

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Independence Construction
Construction Manager
Cleveland Clinic
Case Western Reserve University
Foster + Partners
Design Architect
DLR Group
Architect of Record

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The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University have entered into a partnership to own and operate the university’s new health education campus, located in the heart of the world-renowned healthcare system’s main campus in downtown Cleveland. This arrangement brings all students and faculty together in one area, fostering both efficiency and creative collaboration.

The new Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion provides space for all medical and nursing students seeking degrees from CWRU, including students from the university-based program and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Features of the new space include:

  • State-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls
  • Teaching labs and virtual anatomy space
  • Conference center featuring a 7,000 SF auditorium and a 4,800 SF lecture hall
  • A medical library
  • Student lounge/study space
  • Food service
  • Administrative support/office space
  • Building support services

The Critical Care Transport Room features the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s flight simulator, which combines a fuselage that pitches and rolls with video “windows” whose images mimic different airborne views. A nearby ambulance simulator can be used to replicate real-world patient transfer experiences for the students. All of the activity can be recorded to the simulation system by cameras and microphones in the room.

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