Client:Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location:Fort Smith, Arkansas
Designer:Risley & Associates and Cromwell Architects Engineers
The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is the first facility constructed on the new 227-acre campus of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Beshears Construction and Nabholz entered into a joint venture to provide preconstruction services and construct this beautiful 102,166 square foot, three-story facility. Nestled in the river valley region, the building promotes the highest level in information technology. The facility allows the staff to promote a team-based learning curriculum supported by 19 student conference/study rooms and 10 standardized patient/OSCE rooms.
The building features a simulation lab that offers students the opportunity to experience real life, hands-on situations. The Anatomy Lab and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Lab will each accommodate 80 students and feature the latest technology including raised floor podiums for the instructor. The facility includes 25 private study carrels and two multi-purpose student rooms, two 200-seat auditorium lecture halls, and outdoor spaces for studying and relaxing. One of the auditorium lecture halls doubles as a safe room for the building occupants.