University of Western States’ Anatomical Sciences Building Awarded First Place as a “Top Project”

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University of Western States’ Anatomical Sciences Building Awarded First Place as a “Top Project” by the Daily Journal of Commerce

UWS Anatomical Sciences Building

“The Anatomical Sciences Building continues the momentum of the campus' aesthetic transformation. The design creates a respectful, serene indoor and outdoor place that serves as an excellent learning space.
- Eric Lanciault, principal architect

The Daily Journal of Commerce has awarded the University of Western States’ (UWS) Anatomical Sciences Building first place in the Private Buildings ($1 million to $5 million) category for 2012. The nomination was made by Precision Construction of Portland.

The Top Projects awards distinguish the best design and engineering in Southwest Washington and Oregon from the private sector to public institutions. The winners were announced Thursday, May 10th, 2012.

Opened in March of 2011, this 8,500-square-foot building provides a laboratory and faculty office space. Each of UWS’s nearly 500 students spends three quarters in Anatomy and dissection courses.

The UWS Anatomical Sciences building features an advanced HVAC system that eliminates morgue odors and a renewable water filtration system, funneling rainwater to a small pond that irrigates nearby plants. The state-of-the-art laboratory houses stainless steel workstations, computers and high-definition television screens.

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The University of Western States offers a variety of academic degrees and programs in the health and human sciences that provide our students with a solid foundation for careers in integrated health care, and our clinic patients with world-class, science-driven care.

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