First Floor Renovations

First floor renovation begins
CON's leadership kicked off CON’s first floor renovation with a bang!

We're Breaking Down Walls!

In January 2024, MUSC College of Nursing kicked off a complete renovation of its first floor to create a new area dedicated to learning and innovation for students. “This completely reimagined space will be a game-changer for collaboration, recruitment and engagement across the college,” said Catherine Durham, DNP, APRN, Dean of MUSC College of Nursing. “We plan to debut this sparkling new space by the end of the year, just in time to be part of MUSC’s Bicentennial celebration. 2024 is going to be an incredible time for MUSC and our college.”

Highlights from the project include the following:

  • A cutting-edge skills lab featuring nursing simulation capabilities
  • Increased classroom space to support program growth, with a 1,700 square foot lecture hall that can be configured into smaller meeting rooms
  • A research hub to spark innovation and interprofessional partnerships
  • Areas specifically built for community and collaboration, including a lobby with lots of seating and device chargers, consolidated Student Services offices and a 1,200 square foot multifunctional common area adjacent to a kitchenette
  • State-of-the-art AV systems and technologies throughout the space to support in-person and remote learning

The $2.5M project consists of approximately 11,000 gross square feet renovation of the existing first floor, which formerly hosted the MUSC Simulation Center, now located in the James W. Colbert Education Center and Library.

Project Partners 

Caplea Coe Architects, Inc.

J Davis Construction

RMF Engineering, Inc

Wade Lewis Gatlin, AIA
Architect/Project Manager
The Medical University of South Carolina
Engineering & Facilities

Project Updates

  • April 2024: HVAC Rough Ins and under slab work have started.
  • March 2024: Demolition is complete, all walls are gone.
  • February 2024: Lobby demolition, floor removal
  • January 2024: Project kickoff, wall demolitions
Dean Cathy Durham during the renovation ceremony

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For more information contact:

Jennifer Turner
Director of Communications and Marketing