U of M Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)

The renovation and expansion of the Philips-Wangensteen Building was designed to be a state-of-the-art facility to transform health education in Minnesota, making the U of M Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) the premier training site for tomorrow’s health professionals.

This roughly 194,000 square foot expansion and remodel included a 52,181 square foot renovation of the existing building, and a 142,089 square foot new construction site for expansion of the medical training center which would become one of the most comprehensive inter-professional education facilities in the country.

Replacing old and outdated classrooms, HSEC provided a unifying space for complete with active learning environments, high-tech, high-touch simulation environments for practical, real-world training as well as a place to connect, collaborate, and communicate for health science students and faculty.

Scope of Work

Scope included all lighting, distribution with the addition of two new 13.8 volt services, fire alarm, access control, CCTV, voice data, and 1.5 meg generator.

Additionally, this project included a large 34,000 square foot vivarium which required careful planning of every conduit above the interstitial space so they would land at a few key access points in the vivarium. Utilizing our full-time, on-site BIM team, we were able to meticulously model every conduit above this space to accomplish this. Our team also modeled the underground in this area to limit the number of conduits that had to be run in the vivarium space.


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U of M Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)

U of M Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)