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Call to Artists
Marian University

Indianapolis Mayor Gregory A. Ballard, President Daniel J. Elsener, and Dr. Michael A. Evans
On August 24, 2011, Marian University broke ground and announced the name for the new Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences.

Call to Artists 

Marian University Center for Health Sciences and the Healing Arts

Marian University is a catholic college just west of downtown Indianapolis. Built on the values of St. Francis, the campus is the home of 2200 students. The Marian University Center for Health and the Healing Arts is a new 140,000 square foot facility that is currently under construction at the corner of 30th and Cold Spring Road on Marian University’s campus. The facility will house the existing School of Nursing and the New College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The facility is a three-story building with a modern aesthetic that draws from the materials already on campus—brick, limestone, and a glass curtain wall. A modern colored glass curtain wall system, reminiscent of stained glass, on the south corner of the building creates an abstracted version of the San Damiano Cross and helps to convey the importance of the Franciscan values of the campus and the importance of illumination and light as a metaphor for faith enlightenment. The facility interior will utilize metal and glass handrails, terrazzo flooring on the first floor, and wood trim throughout.

The lower level will house the OMM and Anatomy labs. The first floor includes two large lecture rooms, five general classrooms, a student commons with food service, a chapel, admissions area, two large conference rooms, several seminar rooms, and a technology office suite. The second floor houses a student clinic, three skills labs, additional student commons space, the simulation center, and additional seminar rooms. The third floor is comprised of an executive boardroom and faculty offices for the School of Nursing and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Art will be incorporated throughout the building (see attached overall floor plans, Attachment A) and should be viewed as an integral piece of the facility and the university.