University of Iowa – College of Nursing Renovation

  • area / size 44,000 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • BNIM renovated and expanded the College of Nursing to encourage wider enrollment at the University of Iowa program in Iowa City, Iowa.

    Due to emerging trends in healthcare and the critical role that nurses serve in patient-centered care, the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa — a highly regarded provider of nursing education in the region — expanded enrollment for its nurse practitioner programs.

    The modifications to the building will enable the College to address the needs they foresaw for updated technology and state-of-the-art facilities, while also adapting to current pedagogical methods that emphasize active student learning. The renovation will address numerous issues, including: space quality, program adjacency, accessible technology, equipment requirements, and much-needed student commons space. It will also include completely new several hybrid learning interactive classrooms.

    BNIM is also working on renovating the South Terrace of the University of Iowa Nursing Building, which can be accessed from the ground floor of the nursing building. The goal of this project is to expand the student commons spaces to the underutilized aged patio. A variety of seating areas will be provided and there will be a shading structure along the south edge of the existing patio. The new surface is also planned to include areas of vegetated roofing and wood decking. Additional improvements include a sidewalk on the west side of the building to connect the existing patio walkway to the common public way.

    Architect: BNIM
    Photography: Nick Merrick