Advanced Care Clinic
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The Alton campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is home to the School of Dental Medicine. Established in 1972, the school offers students a nationally recognized dental education with hands-on experience. To provide a modern teaching space with the capabilities to grow, the school reconstructed and expanded the “old” Multi-Disciplinary Lab (MDL) and reimagined the space into the Advanced Care Clinic.
The “new” MDL is to the north of the Advanced Care Clinic and Hoag Hall, a lecture space, is to the south. The “new” MDL and Hoag Hall remained in place, but were reconstructed to provide connections across all buildings. The Advanced Care Clinic is a new two-story, 43,368 square foot school designed to be LEED Silver certified and to blend in with the surrounding historical buildings. This clinical space replicates real-world oral surgery for students to work and learn in a clinic atmosphere, with two medical operating suites with general anesthesia capabilities. Unfinished space in the basement floor provides room for the program to grow and enhance their postdoctoral specialty programs.
The building demolition allowed not only for a new learning facility for students, but also more parking in an area that was lacking enough parking spaces. Accessible sidewalk routes provide a path to the building. A new storm sewer system conveys water to an underground detention system. The building is composed of structural steel framing with a basement level that matches the existing buildings.
Oates Associates provided civil and structural engineering and surveying services, LEED consulting, utility coordination and construction administration.