The Riverside University Health System’s Nursing and Allied Health Education Building has been selected to receive the Merit Award for the 2017 Annual County Public Projects Award of Excellence from the California Counties Architects and Engineers Association (CCAEA). Projects are evaluated based on their benefits, design, and complexity.
IMEG provided MEP, fire protection, and commissioning services for the 34,749-square-foot, three-story building in Moreno Valley that opened in December 2015. Project architect was DLR Group. The LEED certified building is part of an expansion to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center campus, providing employees and local colleges and universities with a convenient location to attend classes in a space separated from the hospital facility.
The new building has meeting hall space, classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, teaching and simulation labs, as well as administration and support areas. The facility provides nursing orientation, specialty training, new program development and training, patient education, coordination of outside speakers and clinical affiliations.
The new building was designed as a non-OSHPD/out-patient training facility, providing specialized teaching in critical care, labor and delivery, and pediatrics. Community education programs are also held in the building.
The CCAEA is a non-profit network of public agency architectural and engineering professionals who are responsible for planning and delivering capital improvement projects for county programs and services in California.