Duke University Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center (DUWELL) combines all resources into the 72,000-square foot building allowing more collaboration between the various departments on campus. The new facility will house Counseling & Psychology Services (CAPS), Duke Reach, Student Health Services and DuWell. There will also be a pharmacy, physical therapy, and a meditation garden. The goal is to help students focus on their individual wellness by looking at the integration of many areas of their life including financial, social, spiritual, intellectual, mind-body well-being and the environment around them.
The modern 3-story building is designed to be warm and inviting and open and less clinical in nature. Built on an extremely tight site and located on one of the busiest and active areas on campus the project team was challenged as they maintained a safe pedestrian environment with the student at the forefront. The center provides a connector as students travel between classes and to the athletics side of campus.
Gilbane received a Merit award for the construction of the Duke University Student Wellness Center in Durham, North Carolina from Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC).