Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) announced this fall plans to construct a new academic building on its Mequon campus.
The four-story, 85,311-square-foot structure will extend off the south end of a current facility. This continues CUW’s tradition – much appreciated in the winter – of having all of its campus buildings connected by hallways or tunnels.
The new building will house Concordia’s recently renamed business school, the Batterman School of Business, as well as its health professions, education, and hospitality and event management programs. It will be designed as a space that invites collaboration among all disciplines for the purpose of infusing Christian business ethics and free-enterprise principles in order to better prepare graduates for service to the Church and the world.
Features include an incubator and collaboration space, innovative learning classrooms, educational technology, specialized labs, simulation rooms, a mock courtroom, and a crime scene lab.
Part of the first floor will be dedicated to the “Center for Inter-professional Healthcare Innovation,” which will house an inter-professional rehabilitation clinic. With business expertise provided by Batterman School of Business faculty and students, the clinic will be a functioning model of a health care business, with faculty and students providing occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech/language pathology services to the community.
The inter-professional rehabilitation clinic will provide care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay. Services will be billed on a sliding scale, and CUW faculty and students will work in cooperation with area clinics and hospitals to be a resource for patients who would benefit from continued care, but whose insurance will no longer pay for services at another facility.
Additionally, the new building will include a large, multi-purpose event space with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. The venue will accommodate large functions such as speaker series, conferences, and business plan mentoring or pitch events.