A new home
An old Endicott Johnson Shoe Corp. factory at 48 Corliss Ave. in downtown Johnson City, N.Y., will become the new home for hundreds of Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences students when the college relocates to Binghamton University's Health Sciences Campus in fall 2020/spring 2021.
Quick facts about the project
- The 93,000-square-foot building will be completely renovated
- An addition in the rear of the building will be demolished
- A new, 20,000-square-foot addition will be built
- This will result in 113,000 square feet of classroom, clinical laboratory, simulation and research space occupying six floors
Anticipated layout and amenities by floor
The ground floor will feature a food court, lounge, information commons, library, help desk, academic advising suite and a large multipurpose room with its own kitchen (the food court will also have a kitchen). The multipurpose room can be used as event or classroom space. There will also be a gallery celebrating the building's history.
Decker's Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC) will occupy the entire second floor (15,000 square feet). Simulation spaces will include debriefing rooms and storage for the center's high-fidelity mannequins. Practice spaces will include a 19-bed learning lab set up as a hospital unit with a classroom in the center.
Floors three through six
The remaining four floors of the building will be dedicated to offices and classrooms. The fourth floor will also be home to the dean's suite and the Kresge Center for Nursing Research, and the third floor will include a studio for high-quality recording of online courses.
August 2020: A variety of work is continuing. Case work is being installed in lab areas and kitchenettes, while flooring, ceiling and lighting work is taking place throughout the building. Doors and kitchen equipment are being installed. Significant work is still required in the main entrance/classroom addition. Landscaping has taken place at the main entrance and in the parking lot area; sidewalks around the building are almost completed. (For photos, see "Check out our progress," on the right.)
Ford Family Wellness Center for Seniors
The anticipated relocation of Decker College in 2020/2021 will coincide with the relocation of the Ford Family Wellness Center for Seniors, which provides healthcare and health and wellness services to seniors in the community.