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Students, Faculty and Staff Shape Vision of Future Facilities

July  30, 2010

A group of nearly 40 students, faculty and staff members recently participated in a "visioning" and brainstorming session about the future of the dental school. Led by architecture and experience design firm Kahler Slater, which was recently hired to perform pre-design space planning for future facilities, session participants shared ideas, concepts and items on their wishlists for a new campus.

The July 19 event was part of the facilities programming study currently underway involving various members of the dental school community. The project will address the school's current and anticipated needs, including flexible learning environments, dental clinics, community and event space, student housing and other areas.

The Kahler Slater team also is gathering input from user groups covering the areas and topics of clinics, learning environments, research, experience spaces and office/administration. The series of meetings is taking place from July through October.

The project vision and drivers recently developed from the visioning sessions are now available online.

For more information, updates and background about the facilities feasibility study, visit

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