The Tulsa Community College and Biotechnology Learning Center were designed and constructed to simulate a “real world” hospital facility for nursing students in training. Laboratories were constructed to allow students to study and learn in a state-of-the-art environment. This institution now provides a critical service to the community and state by helping supplement the shortage of nurses and lab technicians in the medical industry.
The east addition includes classrooms, test areas, study centers, and offices for the faculty. The south addition is home to classrooms, faculty offices, nurse training areas with simulated hospital environments, and medical and biotechnology labs.
Before new construction could begin, special steps were taken to keep the existing facility secure and weather-tight during the transition. In addition, extensive demolition was required before adding the two structures to the campus. The two story building includes skylights and a striking contemporary radius staircase. Widespread wood casing and trim work bring continuity to the existing and new facilities. The design of the structures is cutting edge and provides Tulsa students with a uniquely beautiful learning environment.