Denison University – Ann and Thomas Hoaglin Wellness Center

The Collaborative designed Hoaglin Wellness Center at Denison University with adaptable spaces, natural light, native plants, and advanced air filtration for student well-being.

  • area / size 16,000 sqft
  • Completed 2022
  • Denison University challenged The Collaborative to create a magnetic place for students which de-stigmatized the traditional campus clinic. The Hoaglin Wellness Center is a 16,000sf facility combining traditional clinical and counseling spaces with multipurpose and flex spaces allowing for diverse programming to suite the needs of today’s students and allowing adaptability for the students of the future.

    The building site was extensively studied and intentionally selected to allow for opportunities to expand programming from the building interior to the exterior patios and gardens, which house over 20 different types of native and adaptive plant species. Each of the interior rooms has direct access to natural light with fenestration comprising over 1/3 of the building’s facade. The state-of-the-art mechanical system utilizes bipolar ionization to add an additional layer of filtration for the users of the building. The warm sandstone façade, which was regional sourced, balances with the clean interior design palate accented with warm wood paneling and casework throughout.

    The facility includes both medical and behavioral health functions, including observation, exam and counseling rooms. The facility provides primary health care to students currently enrolled at Denison University.

    In addition to providing health and counseling services, the facility also serves as a hub for wellness education. The building provides space for Meditation, Student Organizations, Telemedicine, Physical and Alternative Therapy, Yoga and Spin. These functions help promote healthy lifestyle habits to enhance overall student well-being.

    Design: The Collaborative
    Contractor: Corna Kokosing Construction
    Furniture: Continental
    Photography: Justin Maconochie