A new home in 2020
In less than two years, an old Endicott Johnson Shoe Corp. factory at 48 Corliss Ave. in downtown Johnson City, N.Y., will be the new home for hundreds of Decker School of Nursing students when the school relocates to Binghamton University's Health Sciences Campus.
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. 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.
Construction should take 15–18 months and the building should be ready for classes to begin in August 2020.
About the Health Sciences Center
The 11-acre Health Sciences Center is home to Binghamton's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which opened in July 2018. A research and development building for the pharmacy school is in design and planning stages. The anticipated relocation of Decker in 2020 will coincide with the opening of a wellness center for seniors that will provide integrative, primary healthcare and holistic health and wellness services to the community through collaborative partnerships.