D’Youville College has chosen CannonDesign to design the upcoming Health Professions Hub building planned for the corner of Connecticut and West. The $20 million complex is expected to be approximately 50,000 sq.ft. and is scheduled to be underway next year and finished in 2020.
Headquartered in the region for more than a century, CannonDesign is recognized as a global design leader, ranked a Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the world by Fast Company magazine. CannonDesign has a diverse expertise that spans the healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and technology markets.
“We are extremely excited to be working with CannonDesign on the Health Professions Hub because we are looking to drive innovative teaching, learning, and ongoing training of the future face of medical staffing in order to advance the health and well-being of our community,” said D’Youville President Lorrie Clemo.
“We are also dreaming big that in the near future, we will be ready to share our impact model with the world. CannonDesign is distinctly similar in their design approach where they drive excellence and innovation and then boldly leverage that innovation to advance new futures worldwide,” added Clemo. “Together, I believe we will change the world, in Buffalo and beyond.”
D’Youville’s Health Professions Hub will train the healthcare workforce of the future, bringing together students from each of the healthcare professions on campus to learn as a team to improve patient outcomes. The Hub will also serve as a community clinic to the underserved population of Buffalo’s West Side neighborhood.
As a neighbor to D’Youville, Vice President of CannonDesign Peter McCarthy has a vested interest in the project. “As a resident of Buffalo’s West Side for over 10 years, it’s amazing to see the College embark on a project with values so closely aligned with those of the community,” he said. “I’ve come to know this neighborhood as one of the most inclusive and culturally rich areas in the region, and the Hub’s central mission will serve and reflect these principles. The Connecticut Street corridor has steadily grown into an important community link and this project’s bold design aspirations will help to secure its positive magnetism.”
In July, the project was awarded $5 million through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program.