Kennesaw State University, WellStar College of Health & Human Services
Cooper Carry provided full design services for the 191,592 square foot Wellstar College of Health Sciences Building at Kennesaw State University. The WellStar College of Health Sciences educates health care professionals in an environment that brings students from multiple specialties together with the objective of cultivating a collaborative multi-disciplinary practice. This facility houses and centralizes the health and human sciences programs, including exercise and health science, health and physical education, nursing, human services, sport management, and graduate programs in primary care nurse practitioner, advanced care management and leadership, and social work. The building’s progressive architecture helps shape the new “front door” of the campus and offers many new environments for students to learn, study, and socialize. Interior program spaces include classrooms and lecture halls, department suites and offices, and teaching and research laboratory space for anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, nursing, physical therapy, biomechanics, and general instruction. Eight tiered classrooms provide seating for over 700 students. These “smart” classrooms incorporate digital technologies for distance learning and recording of lectures. Following the University’s commitment to incorporate green design into the campus, the building has achieved LEED-NC Gold Certification. This project was also awarded the 2010 Southeast Construction Magazine, Award of Excellence in Higher Education/Research.