This project will renovate the Cori and Erlanger Auditoriums, which are underutilized due to age and outdated structure, into brand new team-based learning classrooms to continue to support the School of Medicine’s mission. These classrooms will support new teaching pedagogy that is part of the foundation necessary for curriculum renewal.  They are intended to keep School of Medicine programs competitive and increase program enrollment and overall tuition revenue.

Each of the two classrooms will open up separately. The classroom in Cori will have 138 seats and the classroom in Erlanger will have 105 seats. The Education and Campus Support Services team within the Operations and Facilities Management Department will manage this space. 

An additional benefit is the classrooms are adjacent to the computer training room in McDonnell Sciences, room 100, which has seating for 80. In this room, there is standard audio visual equipment including a ceiling mounted projector, screen, VGA/HDMI and VIA connections, speakers and four flat screen monitors on the side walls. The computers can be lowered into the tables with the push of a button to make them a flat surface and can be used as training tables if computers are not needed. 


July 2020


KWK Architects – architect
Interface Construction – general contractor


Elizabeth Kohl and Vern Watts

Project Renderings

Fall 2019