Indianapolis Academic Health Center, Medical Education and Research Facility

Indianapolis, Indiana
Preparing healers. Transforming health.

Indianapolis Academic Health Center, Medical Education and Research Facility on Indiana University’s campus will serve as a central home for medical education in the state, promote wellness and diversity, and help improve health at a broad scale. Half of all physicians in the state will learn, collaborate, and make life-long connections here.

The new building is sited within the new Indianapolis medical precinct and will be located to the west of Senate Street and south of the IU Neuroscience Research Building. It will present a signature, singular image that reflects its mission.

The building will be the central home to the IU School of Medicine’s nine campuses. It comprises a three-story academic base with a research and office tower above. The tower was designed for future flexibility, with floors that can be converted from office space to research labs.
What it is
The front door to the largest medical school in the nation and the flagship for physician training at Indiana University
Learning communities clustered around a shared atrium break down the scale of the large medical school and encourage students to mingle and collaborate.
The goal was to create a building where students and staff celebrate being part of the largest school of medicine in the country, while also enjoying smaller-scale learning communities.

Project Team

Michael Palmer
Adana Johns
Jerry Johnson
Heidi Costello