Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
St. Louis, Missouri
Replacing the outdated facilities of the Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing (their first new building in 80 years) was imperative to achieving specific goals: advancing the college’s ranking to the top tier of nursing schools nationwide; attracting prominent faculty; and enhancing skills training to meet the highest clinical practice standards. In designing the new building, it was important to provide a prominent image for the Goldfarb School of Nursing within the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital medical complex. The 105,000 sf building contains classrooms, auditoriums, student gathering areas, clinical skills and research labs, and faculty offices. Six simulation labs feature the latest in hospital technology so that teaching reflects real-world hospital experience. Integrating this technology with the structure and HVAC within the diverse educational spaces required an innovative and collaborative design approach.