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Center for Health Innovation will be designed by world-class architect

A bold new approach to health-care education deserves a bold new building to call home, and the next major addition to the Cleveland State University campus promises to deliver.

Pelli Clarke Pelli has been chosen as the lead architectural firm for CSU’s new Center for Health Innovation. When it opens in 2015, this iconic edifice (pictured above is a preliminary concept rendering) on the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and East 22nd Street will symbolize CSU’s uniquely interprofessional approach to educating physicians, nurses and other health professionals in a city renowned for its world-class health-care facilities.

Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Pelli Clarke Pelli was founded in 1977 by Cesar Pelli, formerly the dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture. Among the stunning buildings that the firm has designed around the world are the World Financial Center in New York City, Malaysia’s Petronas Towers and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. The firm also is no stranger to Cleveland, where its credits include Key Tower and several Cleveland Clinic buildings.

Under one roof, the Center for Health Innovation will bring together multiple health-care assets, including CSU’s programs for nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other health professions. The building also will house the Academic Campus of NEOMED at CSU. By design, classrooms, simulation laboratories and other state-of-the-art facilities will foster interdisciplinary synergy and collaboration.

Pelli Clarke Pelli will collaborate with the Cleveland architectural office of Stantec on the project.

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