RUHS Nursing and Allied Health Education Building26520 Cactus Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Design Achievement - This project was part of the expansion of the Riverside University Health System Campus in Moreno Valley to provide County employees, as well as other local college and universities, with specialized training facilities. DLR Group’s design addresses the educational needs of medical professionals throughout the county providing simulation labs, classrooms and lecture halls by providing state-of-the-art technology throughout the building. The objectives of this building are to provide nursing orientation, specialty training, new program development and training, patient education, coordination of outside speakers and clinical affiliation coordination. Siting this building on campus with the hospital provides a convenient location for the hospital’s staff to attend classes, while physical separation from the hospital facility allows for ease of access for visiting institutions. The design of the building delineates a distinct entrance to the facility, while clear wayfinding signage allows for a simple path of travel for all users. Materials that were utilized throughout the project complement those already found on other campus buildings, allowing for seamless integration.Upon entering the facility, the lobby area features an open stairwell. While directly across from the elevator, the strategically located stairwell encourages walking. This is in concert with the facilities’ mission to encourage a healthy working and learning environment and support wellness. Finally, locating administrative space on the top floor affords privacy to occupants.
Scope Summary - The scope of work for this project encompassed the new construction of approximately 29,000 SF, 3-story building.The building was designed as a non-OSHPD/out-patient building to house training facilities and associated support spaces. The program includes: a lobby, meeting hall spaces, classroom/education spaces, teaching/simulation areas, administration areas and support spaces. The simulation or virtual lab learning environments provide specialty training for critical care, labor and delivery, and pediatrics. In addition, community education programs will be hosted in the building. DLR Group provided planning, architecture and interiors design services.