Features & Highlights
- Health sciences and human services academic building totaling 89,000 square feet
- Advanced equipment and laboratory space for hands-on instruction
Sundt and joint-venture partner Trinity Hughes Construction built Centennial Hall, a new health sciences and human services building for Midwestern State University that includes classrooms, laboratories, offices and support spaces. The 89,000-square-foot structure houses several programs in the Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services, with updated facilities and space for dental hygiene, social work, radiologic sciences, respiratory care and the Wilson School of Nursing.
New hospital equipment, dental equipment, and simulators assist Midwestern State faculty in providing hands-on instruction, part of Midwestern State’s larger goal of being a premier education provider for healthcare and human services fields. The building’s advanced features come with many moving parts and pieces, whose coordination required our team to work closely with several different consultants and installers on a day-to-day basis.
The building’s central atrium creates a public focal point surrounded by high-tech lab spaces for the various disciplines, such as the dental hygiene program which operates a public clinic on the first floor. The second floor houses high-tech skills and simulation labs for nursing, respiratory care, and radiological sciences. The third floor contains two nursing skills labs, across from which is a student lounge and collaboration area open to the atrium and views of the various labs.
Consistent performances from skilled craft, many of whom worked with Sundt on the Wichita Falls Regional Airport Terminal, led to a successful project delivery for Midwestern State. Sundt worked hard to hire from the local workforce in Wichita Falls, bringing in outside work for niche scopes when absolutely necessary. Outside of creating construction jobs, the impact of this project will extend far beyond its completion. For Midwestern State’s programs, the building provides a huge upgrade in how they train and equip their graduates, as well as how they attract new students.