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integrated professional education complex (ipex)

where healthcare education and experience converge

financial assistance provided by the commonwealth of pennsylvania, honorable tom corbett, governor

the integrated professional education complex (ipex) demonstrates university of the sciences’ commitment to preparing graduates for careers in the life sciences and health sciences professions. the 57,000-square-foot, three-story building showcases an interprofessional education model that permits students from several disciplines, including pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, psychology, and healthcare business and policy, to obtain traditional and hands-on experience. this interprofessional education model gives students an opportunity to fully understand its value in their everyday practice.

a sleek, modern, and bright building, ipex combines innovative learning spaces and student lounge space with simulation labs, a clinical lab, mock patient exam rooms, and conference rooms. it serves as a hub for students to study, interact, and learn with and from one another. ipex houses the physician assistant studies program—adding yet another member to the interprofessional education team.

watch a construction time lapse above

a green-roof system that emphasizes the university’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, measures 20,000 square feet and will absorb nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated. ipex earned three green globes from the green building initiative.

building facts

location: 4306 woodland ave. behind glasser hall

cost: approximately $26 million

size: 57,000 square feet

stories: 3

  • classrooms/lecture halls
  • clinical practice laboratory
  • simulation lab
  • examination rooms
  • student lounge
  • Offices & conference rooms

sustainable design concepts

green roof: 20,000 square feet of vegetation (will hold nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated) with an r-30 insulation rating

steel super-structure made from recycled metal

exterior triple-glazed glass curtain wall with an r-19 insulation rating

braking system on elevator recaptures energy

awarded 3 green globes


architect: l2partridge, llc

construction: turner construction co.

ipex in the news

usciences gathers to celebrate the completion of its integrated professional education complex (, sept. 2014): upholding its commitment to prepare graduates for careers in the life sciences and health sciences professions, university of the sciences’ president helen giles-gee, phd, was joined by the university community, local and state lawmakers, as well as philadelphia residents and organizations, at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially marking the completion of usciences’ integrated professional education complex. photos | video 6abc coverage | uc review

ipex earns green globes rating for sustainability (, july 21, 2014): because this new 57,000-square-foot, three-story building applies practices aimed to promote energy, water, and environmental efficiency, it achieved 684 out of 926 possible points, for a score of 74 percent. this score is equivalent to a three green globes rating.

green roofs plant roots in phila. market (, july 20, 2014): roofmeadow has consulted at the university of pennsylvania, temple university, the university of the sciences, and st. joseph's. read

usciences wraps construction on its $26m healthcare education building (technically philly, sept. 24, 2013): earlier this month, university of the sciences students signed one of the last beams that will be placed inside the school’s $26 million healthcare education building. read

take an inside look of the ipex as of march 2014: photos

beam signing draws large crowd (, sept. 12, 2013): hundreds of students, faculty, and staff signed a steel beam that will be used in the construction of the new integrated professional education complex (ipex) slated to open in spring of 2014. the beam was one of the last placed in the new building and is being used to support the stairs at the front entrance. video | photos

USciences' Science & Technology Center II (Philly Shark, March 19, 2013): the new 57,000-square-foot, three-story building currently under construction will showcase the latest facilities necessary for growth and expansion of collaborative clinical and professional education. read

coverage from founders’ day ceremony and stcii groundbreaking (feb 21, 2013): kyw1060: web | audio; 6abc: video

usciences groundbreaking (feb. 21, 2013):video | photos

usciences celebrates founders' day with honorary degree and stcii ground breaking on feb. 21, 2013 ( feb. 15, 2013): university of the sciences will mark its 192nd anniversary at 2 p.m. on feb. 21, 2013, with its annual founders’ day celebration, followed at 3 p.m. by a groundbreaking ceremony for the science and technology center ii. read

corbett administration announces economic growth initiative awards, (market watch, feb. 11, 2013): governor tom corbett today announced the award of 54 new economic growth initiative grants. fifty-four projects, totaling nearly $125 million were selected for funding. usciences received $2.5 million for the stcii construction. read

zba signs off on usciences’ expansion plan in university city (, nov. 5,  2012): the university of the sciences’ plans to expand its science and technology center in university city and connect it via a pedestrian walkway to the existing samson college of health sciences received unanimous support from the zoning board of adjustment last week. read

future usciences building to beautify neighborhood with green roof (, oct. 3, 2012): when the neighbors who reside in the west shore community in university city look up at the roof of the university of the sciences‘ newest building, they won’t see big box air conditioners and generators. instead, they’ll be looking at a green roof sprouting sedum: hardy green plants and flowers that will grace the entire roof. read

fitch rates university of the sciences, pa. revs, (reuters, august 22, 2012): fitch ratings has assigned an 'a-' rating to $31 million pennsylvania higher educational facilities authority (phefa) revenue bonds issued on behalf of university of the sciences in philadelphia. read