Perkins&Will Breaks Ground on Tarleton Interprofessional Education (IPE) Building
The team will celebrate the groundbreaking of Tarleton State University’s second building in Fort Worth at 10:30 a.m. today, March 23, at 10850 Texan Rider Drive.
The 102,000-square-foot Interprofessional Education Building will provide a new home for two rapidly growing programs: the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and the College of Education. The interdisciplinary building will house state-of-the-art-high-fidelity simulation and clinical skills suites, teaching and research labs, classrooms, and a large multipurpose hall. There will also be various collaboration spaces interspersed with teaching and research areas to allow interactions and connections. The new building will be a beacon of increased educational access, economic development, and better health outcomes for the community.
“The groundbreaking highlights the importance of access to quality healthcare and education to support human health and wellbeing,” comments Brad Bailey, Senior Project Manager, Senior Associate at Perkins&Will. “Perkins&Will’s design reflects a vision for the Interprofessional Education Building that will enable Tarleton State University to provide exceptional education and training opportunities while addressing the region’s healthcare and educational training needs.”
Sitting on a sloping, native landscape, the building will celebrate the convergence of interdisciplinary learning and collaboration and showcase a wide variety of Health Science and Medical Education simulation and learning environments. As the second new building for Tarleton State on their growing Fort Worth Campus, this building will formulate a formal campus quad and shape the framework for future growth. The exterior and interior design will reflect the culture and context of Fort Worth, Texas, with a sleek brick, aluminum, and limestone structure.