Frequently Asked Questions

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When does construction on the building begin?

Construction is set to begin in the Spring of 2021.

When does construction on the building begin?

Construction is set to begin in the Spring of 2021.

How long will construction take to complete?

We anticipate construction will take 18 to 24 months to complete, meaning the Center for Medical Education could be completed by Spring 2023 and ready for classes that summer.

Where will the building be located?

The Center for Medical Education will be the new heart of LSU Health Shreveport’s campus, located due South of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and East of the current Medical Library. It will be connected by bridge to the School of Allied Health Professions.

How is the building being funded?

The Center for Medical Education is a public-private partnership between the State of Louisiana and private donors to the LSU Health Sciences Foundation.

 

I'd like to make a long-term pledge of support. Can I break down my gift by year?

Absolutely! Payable pledges are a great way to maximize your impact. Contact the Foundation at 318-861-0855 for more information.

Who designed the Center for Medical Education?

Coleman Partners Architects, LLC designed the building. The firm is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with branch offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas. The firm provides services over a wide geographical area including the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Caribbean Basin, and the Northeast United States. You can learn more about them at http://www.cparch.com/default.cfm

Who designed the Center for Medical Education?

Coleman Partners Architects, LLC designed the building. The firm is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with branch offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas. The firm provides services over a wide geographical area including the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Caribbean Basin, and the Northeast United States. You can learn more about them at http://www.cparch.com/default.cfm

What about parking?

There will be parking lots on the Center for Medical Education’s footprint, but obviously, some current parking will be displaced from C and D lot and more capacity will be needed to accommodate LSU Health burgeoning Medical School class sizes. Fortunately, the Foundation has acquired properties along Samford, Jennings, and Woodrow streets with plans to build additional parking infrastructure for our students and faculty.

I'd like to support the project, but don't think I can afford a naming opportunity. Are there more affordable ways I can make a difference?

Absolutely! You can make a donation of any amount at www.lsuhsfoundation.org/meb. Additionally, we have other naming opportunities including a brick paver or auditorium seat. These are perfect ways to make sure your name is a lasting part of the Center for Medical Education. You can also make a donation by calling the Foundation at 318.861.0855.

How will the Center for Medical Education benefit all three schools at LSUHS?

LSU Health Shreveport has 3 schools: the School of Medicine, the School of Allied Health Professions, and the School of Graduate Studies. Students from all 3 schools share a common need for study and classroom space, fitness and wellness areas, and dining options centrally located on campus. The Center for Medical Education finally meets that need under one roof.

A Closer Look

This self-guided tour walks you through the innovative Center for Medical Education. Get an up-close look at the 500-seat auditorium, the Clinical Skills Center, the state-of-the-art fitness rooms, the Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats, and everything in between.

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Donor support is crucial to the success of the Center for Medical Education. Your investment will impact students and faculty today, continue LSU Health Shreveport's success for generations to come, and strengthen the economy of North Louisiana. Thank you for your support.