Elon School of Health Sciences

RND was selected to design Elon University’s new School of Health Sciences by renovating a former windowless factory. Our design professionals transformed the vacant box building into a beautiful, bright learning and research space.

The facility, first opened in the early 1960’s, consisted of a hodgepodge of eight individual buildings added together over time. The greatest project challenge was to design a livable, educational environment out of the vast, windowless factory.

Today, the Francis Center is home to a number of specialized labs, such as therapy rooms, observation rooms, an anatomy lab, biochemics lab, simulation exam rooms, metabolic lab, osteology lab, and more. In addition, we designed several classrooms, a large commons area, a fitness facility, and a student lounge.

We moved into the reconstructed facility about one year ago and still don't have any things we would change if we were to embark on the project again. Thank you to RND for the excellent guidances provided at each step of this project.
Elizabeth Rogers
Dean of Elon University's School of Health Sciences
  • Elon, NC

  • Completed in 2011

  • 54,000 SF

  • Elon University