The Samson Pavilion is an 477,000 square foot interdisciplinary medical university building on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. This new facility will serve 2,200 students from Case Western’s nursing, dental and medical schools and from the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine. Here, under one roof, future doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and dentists will learn to collaborate and communicate as a team.
The state-of-the-art design had to consider the future of medical innovation. Raised access flooring was utilized for the flexibility and adaptability for tomorrows needs.
The raised floor is used to distribute power, data, and HVAC to laboratories, classroom, office spaces and simulation areas. With over 250,000 square feet of raised floor installed throughout the building, multiple finishes were used, including medical grade rubber, high pressure laminate and carpet.
The four-floor building contains many simulation areas. There is a flight simulator where a team can treat a simulated patient and adjust to the difficulty of working on a helicopter or aircraft.
Medical and nursing students can practice simulated office visits. A team of students can interact in an operating room, practicing valuable communication and technical skills. Students will practice procedures on mannequins that spurt blood or need to be intubated.
These areas required over 50,000 square feet of a special rubber floor finish that was supplied factory laminated ready for installation. Tate’s composite board panel with ABS edge banding was used to reduce the appearance of the panels seams associated with the access floor grid.
With students from the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve’s three medical schools in one building they share many common areas, including a cafeteria, library and a large central atrium called the Cosgrove Courtyard in honor of Dr. Toby Cosgrove, former president and CEO of the clinic.