The class of 2016 will soon be enjoying a state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility on the Stephens College campus right on the corner of a highly desirable and convenient location. Prior to renovation, the aging 1940s Sampson Hall had experienced a number of additions and was in need of a complete overhaul of its interiors. Mackey Mitchell’s renovation plan called for an expansion that would accommodate specialized spaces for science and math, allowing the addition of a Physician Assistant Masters program now that the school has a dynamic space to foster a problem-based learning pedagogy.
Specialized spaces include a cadaver lab with 7 dissection tables, a physician assistant lab, mock hospital room, several exam rooms, two large flexible classrooms and student break-out spaces. With places to study and gather for group conversations, students learn through interaction, collaboration, and hands-on experience. Mackey Mitchell’s project team included Beth Kutterer-Sanchez, John Burse, Marcus Adrian, Mike Benz, Merrilee Hertlein, Gregory Keppel, Adriana Perrone, Tom Moore, and Jake Banton.