26Takoma Park, Maryland (May 25, 2016) A groundbreaking ceremony for the new $9.7 million Gail S. and Bruce E. Boyer Health Professions and Wellness Center took place on Friday, May 20 on the Washington Adventist University campus. The project is an addition/renovation of the current health professions building, and it is named after Gail and Bruce Boyer, major benefactors for the center.
When completed in the fall of 2017, the 20,794-square-foot Health Professions and Wellness Center will accommodate Washington Adventist University’s health professions and science programs, along with community health programs and activities. The building will also provide opportunities for the university to partner with the city and county in offering wellness activities.
The center will include eight classrooms, two fitness centers, a multipurpose room, 5 laboratories, 11 group and individual study areas, and 23 offices. Also included will be a student lounge, faculty lounge, two conference rooms, two work rooms and two reception areas.
Funding for the Gail S. and Bruce E. Boyer Health Professions and Wellness Center comes from the university’s annual Visionaries Gala fundraising event, the Boyers and other contributors, along with support from the Maryland Governor’s Office in the form of a $3.2 million matching grant.
The architect for the project is Hord, Coplan and Macht, and the construction company is Keller Brothers.