Northern Kentucky University / Health Innovation Center


Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky

Scope: Local Architect

GBBN teams with CO Architects on this 124,000 sf Health Innovation Center. The center will be a comprehensive health science education and applied research facility located in the core of NKU’s campus.

The objective of this project is to position the University to be a leader in this field, to enroll and graduate professionals trained for the changing face of health education and wellness. To meet these goals, the University’s approach will be collaborative and interdisciplinary, and will involve numerous academic disciplines, including those in health, social science, information science, and the physical and life sciences.

The new facility will accommodate simulation suites; a vivarium and animal testing lab; health informatics, data analytics and modeling spaces; and labs for research in areas such as cognitive neuroscience, addiction sciences, kinesiology, aging, and mobile/telehealth. The facility will contain both classroom and teamwork spaces and have a particular emphasis on collaboration, technology and transdisciplinarity.