St. Rita's Graduate Medical Education Center

Saint Rita’s Graduate Medical Center was designed to serve as a space for medical students in their residency to learn and study. Design Collaborative designed this building to change the trajectory of downtown Lima, Ohio, and Mercy Health.

Design Collaborative guided all design and construction decisions for this project based on one concept: threshold. This word represented all the work that had been done in Mercy Health and all the future doctors that were going to use this new space to better downtown Lima, Ohio. This building’s purpose is to usher in the next generation of doctors to change the trajectory of the city. Design Collaborative placed this building on the corner of two main streets downtown and placed large windows throughout the exterior of the building to let in natural light and bring the outside indoors. This project includes flex conference rooms, an auditorium, a library, a computer lab, study labs, simulation suites, open offices, and a third level that serves as future growth space.

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