This 184,000 sq ft, eight story medical school is a key component of the Michigan Street Development, and sited on Grand Rapids’ renowned “Medical Mile.” The College represents a new model for the medical school – with partnerships and synergy developed with the other entities that compose the “Medical Mile” – Spectrum Health, the Van Andel Research Institute, and a host of private physician partners.

The Secchia Center was a 100% donor funded construction project. The University secured the property while the Michigan Street Development was in construction. The design team was challenged with programming and designing a medical education program into what had been designed as a MOB under the Michigan Building Code. This is the largest off-campus facility Michigan State University has developed.

The Secchia Center, designed for 400 students, is designed to accommodate a first and second year student class of 100 students each. This site includes the Dean’s headquarters and is a parallel program with the existing East Lansing campus. Telecommunications/AV play a significant role for the College of Human Medicine since faculty resources are shared between Grand Rapids and East Lansing, along with third and fourth year students located throughout the State.


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