Bolivar Technical College School of Nursing

Bolivar, Missouri

This 28,830-square-foot nursing school provides administrative space, skills labs, and variously sized classrooms to meet the growing student population in the healthcare field. Situated at the entrance to the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Campus, the facility serves as the organization’s visual showpiece and figurative front door.

Stone, brick, glass, and floating roof forms distinguish the aspect of the learning environment, while complementing the existing CMH campus architecture. The building is designed with two facades: one for administrators and visitors, and one for students and other users. Guided by a programming requirement, both sides can act independently of one another.

This new walkout facility was designed to optimize existing site conditions and reduce the initial cost of construction, with the intention of setting a new precedent in both design standards and the broader image of the CMH organization.