The UVA Student Health + Wellness Center marks the third phase of The Brandon Avenue Re-Development Zone that creates a link between the Health System, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Academic Village.
A New Approach to Student Health
Completed in 2021, the new Student Health + Wellness Center at the University of Virginia replaced the existing Elson Student Health Center. The prior facility limited growth potential, variety of services, and flexibility necessary for the modern student. The New Student Health + Wellness Center is a 4-story, 156,000 SQ FT health care facility that provides high-quality confidential services to support the wellness of students. These services include General Medicine, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion, Gynecology, Kinesiology, and The Student Disability Access Center. In addition, the facility provides space for the University of Virginia Health System’s satellite pharmacy and laboratory services. Attached is a 2-story, 68,000 SF parking garage to accommodate staff and students. The building sits on Brandon Avenue Green Street, an ENR Award-winning infrastructure project also completed by Barton Malow.
A Team Effort
To ensure that this facility provides maximum long-term value to the University, Barton Malow closely collaborated with the architecture team of VMDO, Duda-Paine, and UVA’s own architectural office. The constructed facility embodies the following vision and principles established in the conception of the project; promoting research and collaboration, providing student-focused social space, meeting sustainability goals, a paradigm shift to the whole student, and providing flexibility + opportunities for growth. Both before and throughout construction, student input was a vital component to ensure the facility would adequately support the holistic well-being of students for decades to come.