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Spokane - Biomedical & Health Sciences Building Phase II

As far back as 2009, a Riverpoint Campus Master Plan Update concluded that significant space was needed to accommodate the growth and development of health sciences research and education programs expected and needed in the state. This project follows the 2013 completion of construction of the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (PBS) building. The building was the initial phase in achieving WSU Spokane’s vision for robust research, simulation and interdisciplinary health sciences education.

Since then, the need for significant space (150,000-160,000 square feet) was identified in the WSU Spokane 2014-2024 Master Plan Update which referenced this plan for a second PBS building. In 2017, the campus remodeled and reconfigured existing and leased space to accommodate 35,000 square feet of that. A reassessment of Spokane campus facility needs occurred in a May 2017 Program Master Plan by FLAD Architecture. The plan describes the three colleges’ (pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, nursing and medicine) desire to increase simulation and immersive learning; small group work areas for active learning opportunities; and wet and dry labs, vivarium space, and innovation spaces. The plan found that additional square footage was urgently needed by 2021 for academic, office, research and innovation space.

As Spokane evolves into a major clinical education and research center in Eastern Washington, the new Biomedical and Health Sciences Building Phase II will address the current space shortage and planned growth in existing health science programs. The colleges currently offer programs and degrees in the following: Medicine-M.D.; Nursing-B.S., R.N. to B.S.N., M.N., D.N.P., and Ph.D.; Nutrition and Exercise Physiology-B.S. and M.S. (Ph.D. to start in fall of 2018); Pharmacy-Pharm.D. and Ph.D.; Speech and Hearing Sciences-B.A. and M.S.

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