Roper Hall, UNC Medical Education Building
Client: UNC School of Medicine
Architect: Flad and S/L/A/M Collaborative
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
Roper Hall, is a 176,000 sf medical education facility which will allow for expanded class size, facilitate interactive case-based learning, and co-locate UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care leadership administration.
Roper Hall is a HIGH-RISE situated in the center of the UNC Chapel Hill Campus, on a very tight site– there is only 22 feet between Roper Hall and Carrington Hall and only 26 feet between Roper and the Brickhouse-Bullitt Building.
Medical Education Highlights:
FOURTH FLOOR has six simulation labs— simulated hospital room environments for the med school students. In between the sim labs are the control rooms where the students are monitored as they operate/work inside.
FIFTH FLOOR has twenty-four clinical exam rooms, which will simulate typical doctor’s offices and urgent care exam rooms.
SIXTH FLOOR holds the experimental learning space, or better known as the dissecting space. There will be 30 tables and a cold room in this area for education requiring cadavers.
Loving Fact: Roper Hall is located on the historic Berryhill Hall site. In 1969, T. A. Loving Company constructed Berryhill Hall. As a nearly 100-year-old firm, we find it bittersweet to demolish a building our team constructed over 50 years ago. We are beyond proud to be building Roper Hall, the facility that will train a new generation of medical education students.
At our topping out ceremony, Cam Enarson, Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives for the UNC School of Medicine, said this:
“The UNC School of Medicine’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. Roper Hall, our new home for medical education will shape the future of health care. This project is much more than construction of a building. It will be transformative in providing a space where our students can learn in new and innovative ways. It will also promote student and faculty well-being and will serve as a crossroads for medical student education in an interprofessional setting.”
T. A. Loving is proud to be be a part of this transformative facility.