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GVSU Cook Devos Center for Health Professions
401 W Fulton St Grand Rapids MI 49504 View Map
Design Plus provided programming, schematic design, complete interior design, construction documents, construction administration, and assistance with fund-raising presentations for this 215,000 SF building. The building is comprised of five floors housing 24 classrooms and seminar rooms, 30 teaching and research labs, 200 faculty offices, 18 conference rooms, a 150-seat auditorium with the latest electronic features, a food-service area, and library. A sixth floor contains the ventilation, heating, and cooling systems for the building. Two levels of parking are located below the academic floors for staff and visitors. The building houses the University’s health professions programs and research, and is the training ground for our future health care professionals. Cross-disciplined education is encouraged throughout the student population, and the 15 study/meeting areas and large public gathering spaces were designed to accommodate the changing dynamics of the educational environment. Wireless technology access is provided throughout the facility. Dedicated cubicles are provided for intensive individual studying and on-line research. Casual rooms and lounge-type spaces with comfortable chairs are located throughout the facility for impromptu student gatherings and collaboration. The building is 265,000 gross SF (162,000 net SF). The total budget for the project is $53,000,000. The project was completed June 2003, and has received several awards including two Associated Builder & Contractor Awards for Buildings over $30 Million and Interior Finishing over $3 Million, as well as an Outstanding Building Award for Works in Progress in 2002 from the American School & University Architectural Portfolio.