Mars Hill University Ferguson Health Sciences Center

The new Nursing and Health Sciences Center at Mars Hill University houses 23,000 sf of academic and laboratory space on an existing site in the center of the college campus. The corner entry feature addresses an important crossroads for the campus and serves as a prominent landmark. The exterior facade of the building utilizes brick and precast concrete so that the new construction blends with the existing buildings. The design of the building seeks to integrate innovate academic objectives into the context of the historical campus.

The plan is organized around a central corridor with classrooms, labs, and clinical exam rooms located on the first and second floors. The ground floor will house administrative offices and conference rooms. A lower level patio will be located off the ground floor to the south so that students and faculty can congregate between classes.

Client: Mars Hill University

Location: Mars Hill, NC

Size: 28,000 SF

Contractor: Cooper Construction