Southeastern Iowa Community College is determined to give students the chance to improve their lives, help businesses train the skilled workers they need to be competitive, and provide the region with a highly skilled workforce that encourages businesses to locate and expand. The Health Occupations Building is a modern teaching facility that serves as a virtual hospital for SCC’s health professions programs on the West Burlington campus. DLR Group’s design of the new Health Occupations Building creates a welcoming entrance using transparency and building massing. The interior spaces emulate modern health services environments and provide a collaborative setting for team-based experiential learning that reinforces the interdependent nature of the health care industry.

The scope of work for the Health Occupations Building encompasses 38,500 SF and includes new construction. Programs/space types included nursing labs/lecture spaces, MA & Phlebotomy lab/lecture spaces, CNA/CE lab/lecture spaces, an EMS classroom with integrated ambulance lab, SCALE up lecture/labs, general classrooms, and office spaces. DLR Group provided integrated architecture and engineering services.