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December 11, 2013

McGlothlin MEC’s design honored with national award

James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center

James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center

The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center has been honored for its outstanding design in the category of specialized facilities by American School & University, a magazine devoted to the planning, design and construction of the nation’s K-12 and higher-education facilities.

Its November issue annually honors education organizations and architects for their accomplishments. Known as the Architectural Portfolio issue, it serves as an education design sourcebook used all year by administrators at schools and universities across the country.

Designed by I.M. Pei’s internationally acclaimed architectural firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Ballinger architects, the building opened in spring 2013. This fall, the incoming M.D. class began full use of the 12-story, 200,000-square-foot building.

Located at 1201 E. Marshall St., the McGlothlin Medical Education Center has made possible a new medical school curriculum that incorporates team-based learning, individual case-based learning and clinical simulation. Two floors of the building are home to the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety, and another two floors are dedicated to cancer research.

The magazine notes the building’s “qualities that embody the spirit of higher education: space, light. air, and above all, the sense of collective endeavor that is conducive to academic achievement.”

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