Indiana Wesleyan University - Ott Hall

Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Architecture Nursing
Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing
Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing
Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing
Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing
Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing
Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing

This new science and nursing complex not only doubles the space for Indiana Wesleyan’s growing health sciences curriculum, it provides the specialized labs and learning areas that foster a more hands-on, collaborative education.

Client

Indiana Wesleyan University

Location

Marion, Indiana

Markets/Services

Architecture, Fire Protection and Life Safety Engineering, Higher Education, Lab Planning, Landscape Architecture, MEP Engineering, Science & Technology

Size

111,110 GSF

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is the state’s largest private university, with 14,000 students in Marion and a strong online presence that extends its reach worldwide. The school recognized it needed more space for its growing nursing program and wanted to unite the University’s other science programs into a cohesive science and nursing complex.

It embarked on the largest build in IWU’s history. SmithGroup provided design and construction services for Ott Hall and streamlined programming and services in adjacent Burns Hall. A new three-story atrium links the two buildings, bringing together nursing, the natural sciences, mathematics and computer information sciences in one collaborative learning environment.

 

Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing

 

With the addition of Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing, IWU more than doubles the space devoted to nursing and graduate health sciences programs.  The complex includes classrooms, collaborative areas, a vivarium, a gross anatomy lab and specialized labs dedicated to hands-on nursing skills. A control room with audiovisual system allows instructors to interact in real time with nursing students as they learn to perform patient exams.

 

Ott Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University Higher Education SmithGroup Interiors Architecture Nursing

 In patient care simulation labs, life-like mannequins with clinical functionality give students valuable practice in clinical skills and critical thinking in a realistic hospital setting.

 

All labs are adaptable to new procedures and equipment, ensuring that IWU can continue building upon its growing reputation in the health sciences.