University of Indianapolis President Robert Manuel announced in a campus wide email on June 19 the groundbreaking ceremony of UIndy’s newest building.
The Health Pavilion will open in August of 2015. The pavilion is part of the five-year plan rolled out by Manuel last school year.
The plan is a part of a $50 million development initiative to help revitalize the area surrounding UIndy.
UIndy, city and state representatives were present for the groundbreaking ceremony.
The pavilion will be located on an old student parking lot at State Street and Hanna Avenue. The building will be 160,000 square feet with four stories.
The total cost of the pavilion will be $28 million and house many of the health field majors offered at UIndy. According to the email, these will include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, kinesiology, athletic training and social work
The inside of the building will contain “state-of-the-art” labs, classrooms and meeting rooms.
According to the email, these meeting rooms will be used for “promoting multidisciplinary collaboration, research and the development of new academic programs.”
UIndy will share the space with other healthcare providers in the area. These providers will collaborate inside the classroom. The hope is to give students more hands-on training in their fields.
Other parts of the strategic plan involve multiple building renovations including Martin Hall, the Krannert Memorial Library and Campus Apartments.
The university has also created the Professional Edge Center and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Coaches were announced over the summer for this new sports program.
Off campus, the strategic plan will touch the historic Hannah House, University Heights neighborhood and various areas of the south side of Indianapolis.
Full details can be found on the UIndy website at uindy.edu/about-uindy/strategic-plan