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graduate from Galen's Louisville, KY, campus each year

Louisville Campus and Main Headquarters

01 Challenge

BHDP worked with Galen College of Nursing on the site selection, programming, and design of a new home for their growing campus and college administrative headquarters in Louisville, KY. Driven by the need for a creative space with functional value and a compelling design, Galen worked closely with BHDP to execute this new building project. 

02 Solution

Occupying the majority of the new building, the Louisville campus includes a high-definition simulation center, clinical nursing learning labs, various classroom environments, an Enrollment Center, a Student Resource Center, and more. The college administrative headquarters is a modern open, flexible office space to facilitate collaboration across departments. 

A sketch of the Galen Louisville building

Quick Facts

Size 130,000 SF

Completion Date 2021

Location Louisville, KY

Faculty and staff gather in a collaboration zone

A New Home for Corporate Employees

The new campus is home to more than 150 administrative employees who work across Galen’s national footprint, providing service to students, faculty, and staff on additional campuses in Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and online. In this new facility, staff can gather in a warm and inviting break room to get away from their desk or have a casual conversation by the fireplace.

Students sit in comfortable furniture that fills a hallway at Galen

Galen's "Pure Nursing" Philosophy

Through the use of storytelling and visual narratives, our firm helped Galen to distinguish themselves in the world of nursing education. A collection of consistent visual assets are leveraged on the campus, including motivating and encouraging phrases placed outside learning and simulation labs and the use of the Louisville skyline near a classroom and community events space—promoting Galen’s support of the local community.

Greater Convenience

New Campus Amenities = Added Convenience

Students, staff, and faculty can now access an on-site café and grab-and-go section on the first floor of the facility. Students can grab a seat in a booth and get some studying done, while staff and faculty can have lunch with peers at one of the larger high-top tables.