Future Home

A new home in 2021

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 early 2021.

Rendering of proposed nursing school at 48 Corliss Ave.
The building at 48 Corliss Ave. was originally called the Endicott Johnson Pioneer Annex and was built in 1916. Photography: Physical Facilities Department.

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

Ground 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.

Second floor

Decker's Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC) will occupy the entire second floor (15,000 squre 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.

Project status

January 2020: Wall framing and drywall construction, priming, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing installations continue on floors 1 through 4. All the exterior restoration is complete. Windows are being installed. The classroom addition and main entrance tower should be fully enclosed by March. Furniture and equipment needs/layout are in progress.
(See photos under "Check out our progress," on the right.) 

Ford Family Senior Care Center

Binghamton University's Health Sciences Center
Artists rendering of the Ford Family Senior Care Center. Photography: Physical Facilities Department.

The anticipated relocation of Decker College in 2021 will coincide with the relocation of the Ford Family Senior Care Center, which provides healthcare and health and wellness services to seniors in the community.

Check out the construction progress on the Ford Family Senior Care Center .