November 24, 2010 — Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs recently announced at a special indoor “groundbreaking” its plan to build a new 17,000 square-foot educational wing at the southwest side of the main administration building on the school’s suburban Chesterfield, Mo. campus.
Dr. George A. Goodman, Logan president, said the $4.9 million project, which will be funded through private donations, will extend for approximately 13 months including design and construction. College officials expect the project to be completed by January 2012.
The new Logan educational wing, which will be a multilevel facility, will feature a state-of-the-art assessment center on the ground level for utilizing standardized patients.
The lower level will have a smart classroom that can accommodate 133 students; and an adjoining outdoor plaza with a sculptured fountain and natural benches that provide for comfortable study and a gathering place. The second floor will include an admissions/financial aid suite.
According to Goodman, the new educational wing will enhance student-faculty collaboration where they can share their clinical observations and adjust their techniques for improved patient outcomes. It will also allow students to transition from the classroom to the exam room in a real-time clinical assessment setting, thus ensuring that they possess expert knowledge of body mechanics and proficiency in chiropractic techniques.
“Logan is committed to the proficiency of our students and the mastery of chiropractic techniques,” said Goodman. “In creating this new unparalleled environment for learning as a center of excellence on our campus, we are enhancing our ability educate and graduate clinically competent doctors who are prepared to convert challenges into opportunities for chiropractic’s expansion.”
Over the past five years, Logan has invested millions of dollars toward modernization of the campus and curriculum with the single focus of being the education of Logan students. Northstar Management Company, headed by principal Kenneth N. Cates, is serving as the owner’s representative on the Logan educational wing project. The project director and principal architect in charge is Curtis W Cassel, AIA, of TR,i Architects. The project’s general contractor is Wright Construction.
Source: Logan College of Chiropractic, www.logan.edu