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College of Health Sciences, University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA
Integrated medicine.
Flexibility and adaptability.
Heart. Home. Integrator.
UC Irvine’s mission ‘to become a global model for integrative health’ is the guidepost for this transformative project. The Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building and Sue & Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences Hall project is at the heart of this commitment. HED, in association with SLAM and Hathaway/Dinwiddie form a Design/Build team to support UCI’s goals for holistic health and wellness.

HED's design builds on the relationship between health, nature and physical space to streamline operations; enrich the student, staff and patient experience; and improve outcomes for learning and healthcare delivery. Every aspect of the design reflects UCI’s transformational, holistic approach to mind, body and spirit.

HEART: A dedicated approach, entry, image and experience for the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building that builds a sense of community among patients and clinicians.

HOME: As a destination for the Sue & Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences Hall, a lounge opens to quiet outdoor area providing respite space. It is easily accessible from School of Nursing teaching labs where students spend much of their day. Indoor and outdoor shaded study areas facilitate individual and group activities and studies.

INTEGRATOR: Each program connects to a central courtyard, each with distinctive entry experiences. The auditorium, an architectural feature in the courtyard, is accessible to all and leverages outdoor space for pre-event activities, including a roof terrace. A glass 'bridge' connects the two wings as a center of collaboration, central circulation, and facilitation for the chance encounters of researchers, faculty, clinicians, and administration.
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Stand alone auditorium and pre-function space is a center of activity, a gateway to campus, and a resource for all four UCI Health Sciences and other university events.
Distinct identities/signature spaces are associated with each building, including:

The Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building, which boasts a distinctive dedicated two-story lobby space with a living wall.

The Sue & Bill Gross Nursing and Health Science Hall, which houses a Simulation Center and Nursing Student Lounge.
A high visibility, dedicated entry for the clinic builds community among patients and staff, and connects treatment functions on both levels.
Sustainable design goal to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.
Flexible Dry Research Neighborhoods: A “main street” corridor connects Research Neighborhoods to enhance collaboration, sharing of resources and scalability.
Access to the healing powers of the outdoors and nature are provided in numerous outdoor gardens and spaces, as well as several outdoor terraces for quiet contemplation or scheduled events.
…this new facility will be a showcase for promoting health and wellness – a flagship building (for Integrative Health) – to not only the nation, but to the world to show how to operationalize and bring this concept to life.”
Dr. Shaista Malik
UCI Associate Vice Chancellor College of Health Sciences
Executive Director, Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institutes
Project Data
UC Irvine College of Health Sciences 2019-05424-000
University of California Irvine
Irvine, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Architect in Associate with SLAM
RSF/GSF
205,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$134.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Platinum
Project Team
  • Brent Miller
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Managing Principal
  • Martha Ball
    FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Daniel Benjamin
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design
  • Kyungho Oh
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Erin Pleticha
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Robert Parme
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
Flexibility and adaptability.
College of Health Sciences, University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Integrated medicine.