Sacred Heart University recently opened its new 120,000-square foot, $65 million Center for Healthcare Education in Fairfield, Conn., according to a press release. The building will be shared between the College of Health Professions and the College of Nursing.

Programmed and designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative , the exterior of the building is designed as three distinct forms that represent the three major programmatic functions of the structure.

Features include active-learning classrooms, team-based learning lecture hall, library with study rooms, Simulation Suite, 44-seat café, 50,000-square-foot parking garage, central atrium, amphitheater, reflecting pool, and a sculpture by David Harber.

The Simulation Suite includes spaces that simulate a physician’s office and waiting room, hospital/inpatient facility, rehabilitation, and a home suite. The facility also features motion analysis and human performance laboratories.