Yale School of Nursing – Simulation Lab

New Haven, CT

Location: New Haven, CT
Architect: Svigals + Partners
Size: 14,000 sf
Scope of Services: Renovation
Services: MEP/FP

The expansion and renovation of the School of Nursing’s Simulation Lab nearly tripled the physical space allowing for higher enrollment and relevancy to current healthcare trends. An expanded Simulation Center helps students master clinical techniques in a controlled educational setting with close supervision by course faculty and simulation experts.

Electrical components include LED lighting, dimming controls with daylight harvesting capability to reduce light output when sunlight is adequate, occupancy controls on lighting. Mechanical systems include variable air volume heating and cooling with averaging thermostat controls. When an HVAC zone is satisfied for temperature, the system begins to ramp down to save energy.

CES was also instrumental in providing telephone and data design for the space which included highly advanced video and audio monitoring systems. As students perform diagnosis and mock procedures in the lab, all nursing activities are live streamed to teachers and students at other campuses. The work is also recorded for testing and certification purposes.

Because the building remained occupied and in session, CES carefully coordinated shutdowns by issuing early release design packages. This allowed the work to be phased accordingly with minimal interruption