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James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center

Scheduled for completion in spring 2013, the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center will be a 12-story, 200,000-square-foot building will bring together faculty, medical students, residents and practicing physicians in a state-of-the-art training hub that is being designed to create a new standard in medical education.

Designed by I.M. Pei’s internationally acclaimed architectural firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the $158.6 million building also will enable the school to address the national and statewide physician shortage by accommodating a larger class size, from 200 to 250 increasing the total medical student body to 1,000.

The structure is being built to meet the United States Green Building Councils criteria for LEED Silver certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the councils leading rating system for designing and constructing the worlds greenest, most energy efficient and high-performing buildings.