Health & Social Sciences Building Wins National Accolades for Innovative Design

By Facilities Management

Interior Design magazine has recognized the Health & Social Sciences Building for its innovative design. HSSB was one of six new buildings at colleges and universities worldwide included in the feature “Six Universities Make the Grade with Innovative Design” in the magazine’s June issue.

Opened in April 2013, the 69,000-square-foot building is home to three of the university’s most popular majors: criminal justice, nursing and psychology. It includes a state-of-the-art demonstration hospital wing and simulation laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices and meeting space. In keeping with the university’s sustainability goals, HSSB meets a silver-plus certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) under the U.S. Green Building Council. It was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.

Other institutions recognized by the magazine were the University of Chicago, Bard College, the National University of Ireland, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The New School.

In addition, HSSB also recently won honors from the National Brick Industry Association. The building won the Gold Award for Higher Education as part of the organization’s Brick in Architecture Award, an annual recognition program for buildings constructed primarily with clay brick.