NDSU Aldevron Tower
North Dakota State University
The rapidly growing College of Health Professions at North Dakota State University is pursuing progressive teaching pedagogies to meet critical workforce shortages and departmental accreditation requirements. The new addition and renovation to Sudro Hall — now called Aldevron Tower — co-locates the School of Pharmacy and Nursing, Allied Science, and Public Health to create a collaborative, career-focused, state-of-the-art learning environment. The design of the expansion is driven by the College’s commitment to an inter-professional education model — a team-based, experiential approach to patient-centered care — which revolves around access to relevant technologies, allied with support for the well-being of students, staff, and faculty.
The new expansion and renovation celebrates education by placing learning on display. Designed to blend with the adjacent buildings but not interfere with them, the design team centered a small courtyard between the existing Sudro Hall and the attached expansion to create a visual separation while providing a space for students to enjoy. Students of the College of Health Professionals are now able to take advantage of innovative and technologically advanced environments, capable of simulating real-world healthcare settings. The new learning spaces encourages the development of integrated, team-based collaborations among the various disciplines in order to improve health outcomes. This project was designed in collaboration with Perkins+Will.
Charles D. Peterson, dean of the College of Health Professions