The University of Kansas School of Medicine is the only medical school in Kansas and a premier institution for training primary care and rural physicians. Anticipating the educational needs of the 21st century, KU Medical Center constructed a new state-of-the-art facility that is both responsive to curriculum needs and flexible for future use. Through a qualifications-based selection process, the university selected McCownGordon to serve as construction manager for their new facility. The new Health Education Building addresses modern curriculum for medical students, training for future health care professionals and also emphasizes inter-professional education. In this facility, medical students train alongside nursing and health professionals to learn a cohesive team approach that they will use in clinical settings.