Slideshow: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center

IHSC photo of 2nd floor forum
The Anatomy Wing entry stair at Hamilton Hall will have windows with views onto the new quadrangle, which features green space and connects spaces to Brain and Spine Hospital, Postle Hall and Starling-Loving.
IHSC photo of structure framing
The Anatomy wing first floor exterior framing installation is ongoing. Insulation will follow to allow for the start of the masonry wall construction. Foundation walls will soon be backfilled once waterproofing is complete.
IHSC photo of Ground Floor and Hallway
The addition under construction now wraps around and joins with existing Hamilton Hall exterior walls. When complete, spaces will display the character of the historic façade adjacent to modern teaching areas.
IHSC Photo of Progress on the Anatomy Wing
An overhead view of progress on the Anatomy wing, as steel and concrete structure are completed. The wing houses six undergraduate and graduate anatomy teaching labs. The new structure wraps around the existing south wing of Hamilton Hall.
IHSC photo of the south anatomy labs
Upcoming work includes the demolition of the A-wing portion of Starling-Loving and the Fry Hall low rise connector. This space will allow for a new connection between the Anatomy Wing and Fry Hall Tower. The long connector section will include large classroom spaces used by all Health Sciences disciplines.
IHSC photo of structure progress
The new Anatomy wing structure is tied into the existing Hamilton hall walls and structure, in preparation for later phases. The project has three major phases of construction to allow for continuous teaching operations, starting with the Anatomy Wing construction, with the Hamilton Hall renovation and classroom wing extension to follow.
IHSC photo of west anatomy lab
The Anatomy wing structure is complete. The southeast wings has four floors of operation space for the Anatomy department within the College of Medicine. The upper level is a mechanical penthouse for equipment that services this wing. The exterior details of limestone and brick will be similar to existing Hamilton Hall façade to integrate old and new.
IHSC photo of anatomy wing
The structure is wrapped in plastic sheeting to allow for temporary heating of the space, which allows for more efficient work, and fireproofing installation which requires minimum air temperatures.

Steel fireproofing is ongoing on the upper levels of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center while interior framing at the basement level continues. Renovation of the 120,000 square foot Hamilton Hall and construction of a new 100,000-square-foot building began in November 2019. The project will provide upgraded and flexible facilities to create a collaborative campus for interprofessional education throughout the Health Sciences.

  • Mechanical rough-in is ongoing in the basement and first level.
  • Work is occurring in preparation for the demolition of the Starling-Loving A-wing.
  • In the coming weeks, as exterior framing concludes, exterior masonry will begin with the installation of limestone and brick.

View the photo slideshow above and the time lapse video to the right to track the project’s progress. The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center facility opening dates are scheduled for three phases:

  • Anatomy Wing Phase – January 2022
  • Classroom Wing Phase – June 2023
  • Hamilton Renovation Phase – January 2024

View live construction feeds of the progress.