Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing & Science Center

Umpqua Community College

True to the mission of Umpqua Community College, the new Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing & Science Center transforms lives and enriches the community by providing much-needed regional technical training.

Size: 39,500 sf
Location: Roseburg, OR

The state-of-the-art center for allied health houses nursing, dental assisting/hygiene, EMT and other health-related programs. The science program includes teaching laboratories for biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, general science, geology and physics.

The building brings together allied health and physical sciences programs, previously dispersed throughout campus in outdated and undersized facilities. A variety of classrooms serve the Department of Health Sciences, the Department of Sciences & Mathematics and general campus use.

Classrooms on the second floor have large windows looking out on the Swanson Amphitheatre common space. With the help of a surge of community donations, a Medical Legal Resolutions Center was created to provide a unique classroom space to help facilitate this important new program.

The Health, Nursing & Science Center was designed to achieve LEED Silver. The central atrium space brings daylight into the heart of the facility to reduce energy consumption and operational costs.

Existing trees and site features on the oak knoll were preserved while new landscape features include drought-resistant plants to help reduce overall water consumption and minimize maintenance.