University of New Haven
University of New Haven School of Health Sciences

Higher Education:
Medical Education and Clinical Simulation

The University of New Haven is expanding their School of Health Science curriculum and therefore engaged Lavalee Brensinger to program and design a space to fit those needs. With an anticipated increase in enrollment, improved and expanded facilities for existing programs is imperative along with the incorporation of Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Pathology graduate programs. The fully renovated building will house the new graduate programs, expanded facilities for medical science labs, as well as new food and nutrition facilities.

In addition to the School of Health Sciences facility renovation and expansion, Simulation training facilities will also be moving to the new building, with the potential for expanded and enhanced simulation training in a new suite. Lecture and experiential teaching will be coordinated to allow students to flow easily between spaces; providing students with areas designed to create opportunities for collaborative work and team-based learning experiences.

The project will launch the University’s participation in the new Planetree pilot program for education facilities, and will incorporate Planetree concepts into the planning and experiences of the students. These features will include a variety of student spaces to allow individualized experiences for learning, and will include an outdoor study and informal lecture space.