MiraCosta College Celebrates Groundbreaking for Theresia M. Heyden Hall for Nursing & Allied Health

04/15/2022 Bookmark and Share

WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new Theresia M. Heyden Hall for Nursing and Allied Health at the Oceanside Campus.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 9 a.m.
WHERE: MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Please park in Lot 5A and head to the north end of the lot. View map | Get directions

The new structure will provide training facilities, simulation spaces, including patient and operating rooms, and hands-on skills labs and classrooms outfitted with the latest healthcare technologies to support degree and certificate programs for several in-demand healthcare fields, including Nursing, Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health Education, and careers in Medical Administrative Professional fields.

The 20,450 square-foot facility is named for Theresia M. Heyden, who was a long-time Oceanside resident and philanthropist.

The $26.1 million Allied Health facility will include several unique design features:
  • Innovative and high-tech simulation spaces that mimic real-world clinical settings, including patient rooms and operating rooms, to enhance the student experience and serve to strengthen healthcare cost efficiencies and patient outcomes
  • Extensive use of natural light, which research has shown to improve student wellbeing and productivity
  • High-efficiency fixtures will be used through-out
  • Exterior and interior finishes will feature eco-friendly materials
  • Landscaping will include low-water and native species
HMC Architects and Balfour Beatty Construction serve as the Design/Build team for the project. It will be part of the Oceanside Campus’ new Health and Wellness Academic Hub, including a new gymnasium complex, and a Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition Studies (KHAN) Building.

Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2023. It is funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM.

Visuals/Media Availability:
  • Construction and excavation equipment
  • Demolition activities
  • Ceremonial “scoop” with District and campus leaders and dignitaries
  • Renderings
  • Interviews are available with MiraCosta College Superintendent/President, Dr. Sunita Cooke, MiraCosta College Board President Anna Pedroza, and members of the project design and construction team
  • Spanish speakers available

Theresia M. Heyden Hall for Nursing and Allied Health Project Partners
  • Design/Build Team: Balfour Beatty/HMC Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Schmidt Design
  • Civil Engineer: NV5
  • Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet
  • Electrical Engineer: P2S, Inc.
  • Inspector of Record: Consulting Inspection Services
  • Program and Construction Manager: Kitchell, in association with Element Consulting and Vic Salazar Communications

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