Fort Collins, CO – Haselden Construction broke ground today on Colorado State University’s new Health Education Outreach Center (HEOC).
Designed by Hord | Coplan | Macht and scheduled for completion at the end of 2018, the HEOC will house both a human gross anatomy lab and neuroanatomy lab, as well as virtual and augmented reality facilities and space for outreach and continuing education. Moving the human anatomy lab to the new building means freeing up its existing locale for use by the university’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students, a welcome increase in space for them. The new lab designs defy traditional anatomy lab layouts with large windows and an abundance of natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere.
Mark Stetter, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, stated during the groundbreaking ceremony, “This new facility really allows us to kind of kick it up a notch. We’ve been terribly constrained from a space perspective. We know that anatomy labs have been some of the most popular in growth and that students are really interested in these topics both in our college and in colleges across campus, but we haven’t been able to get enough of these students through.”
“CSU has put an incredible amount of time and energy into bringing this project to fruition, from obtaining all the necessary approvals to the fundraising efforts,” said Haselden Senior Project Manager Colby Stodden. “It’s been a 7-year long journey for the school, and hearing about the personal ties that the CSU faculty has to this project really makes you feel their sense of purpose and their desire to make their vision a reality.”
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