Designing a state-of-the-art environment for the training of future healthcare professionals.

College of Nursing
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL

Lewis University selected Wight & Company to design a new addition to the school’s College of Nursing. The new 22,850 sf, two-story addition includes three Simulator Labs and four large classrooms, along with twenty faculty offices. Each Simulator Lab includes four hospital bed/patient areas which allow students to gain experience in simulated situations. The new spaces support the already successful College of Nursing; a program that graduates more students each year than any other school in the state of Illinois. The building is designed to achieve LEED-NC certification.

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The new addition incorporates two skylights and large windows on three of the walls in the building entrance to bring welcoming, natural light into this spacious structure with 11-foot-high ceilings. Sympathetic to the existing facility that was built in the 1960’s, the addition complements a new entry and reception space that was recently constructed. The terrazzo floor at the entrance features a new ‘College of Nursing and Health Professions’ seal in the center and an elevator bank was added to improve accessibility at the renovated west entrance to the College of Nursing.