Nursing and Health Sciences Center
In Tyler, Texas, healthcare has become more than a $3 billion industry supporting over 25,000 jobs. By late 2013, four major acute care medical facilities in East Texas will have invested $190 million in new construction to increase the capacity and quality of patient care. To meet the growing shortage of nursing and health sciences professionals, Tyler Junior College is constructing one of the most ambitious capital projects in its history—the Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center. The new center will more than triple the classroom and laboratory space of TJC's current healthcare programs in a four-story, state-of-the-art facility. Its 130,000 square feet will allow the college to expand its 11 nursing and health sciences programs and add new programs to produce 50% more graduates--from 600 in 2013 to 900 by 2017.
About the builders:
During the fall of 2012, TJC announced the Construction Manager-At-Risk for the School for the Nursing and Health Sciences initiative. HGR+Turner Joint Venture was established in 2007 and brings invaluable expertise in healthcare construction. As part of this unique team, Turner Construction Company is the leading builder of medical facilities in the nation.
SmithGroupJJR has been employed as the lead architect and brings over 150 years of experience to the new School of Nursing and Health Sciences. SmithGroupJJR architects are renowned for their expertise in the planning and construction of hospitals and medical training facilities. This group is partnering with four local firms in the development and design of the new facility. Area firms include Eubanks Harris Roberts Craig Architects, Fitzpatrick Architects, Brannon Corporation and David C. Scarbrough Landscape Architecture.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences includes programs designed for workforce training in nursing and allied health fields.