Indianapolis, Indiana

Delivery Method:

Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)


45,000 SF New Construction

Construction Cost:



MKM architecture+design


June 2018

The Simulation Center provides an authentic environment for learning. The project utilized 25,000-square-feet of the existing Lilly Conference Center and includes a new 30,000-square-foot addition for simulation and education. It features five “flexible” simulation rooms that can be modified constantly to realistically simulate an operating room, an intensive care unit, a trauma scene or a patient room. It is also outfitted with high-tech, responsive manikins, and video cameras and microphones for recording, giving participants the look and feel of real patients and procedures. Control rooms and technology for observation support the learning environment which, when combined with evaluation and teaching by experienced practitioners, provides feedback to the participants so that learning and improvement can be immediate. The William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center also includes a cadaver lab for surgical residents.

Project Highlights

  • (5) Simulation operating rooms
  • Intensive care unit
  • Cadaver lab
  • Trauma patient room
  • Diagnostic imaging facilities
  • Teaching hospital