New Farber-McIntire Campus

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) transformed a 150,000 SF building originally constructed as a temporary facility for Mercy Hospital in Joplin into their new Farber-McIntire campus.

An innovative and collaborative approach to medical education, the facility features three simulation rooms with high-fidelity programmable mannequins for medical, surgical, obstetrical, and trauma settings. The simulation suite allows students to practice their skills in a safe, monitored environment.

The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Lab houses 42 beds. A central instructor table features multiple cameras to capture various angles of procedures. The facility includes also 24 standardized patient exam rooms and an adjacent clinical skills monitor room. A standardized patient lounge doubles as an instruction space and lounge area.

A procedure task training room accommodates instruction enhanced by multimedia presentation and media capturing. A debriefing classroom with a video projection system supports lecture capture, videoconferencing, and distance learning. The facility also includes a learning studio, a lecture hall, breakout rooms, study rooms, and conference rooms for small group collaboration.

According to Marc B. Hahn, president and CEO of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the expansion of KCU to the Farber-McIntire campus “marks a significant moment for our university and an opportunity to help rural health care needs for Missouri and the region”.


Joplin, MO


Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Gould Evans Associates
Kahler Slater Architects


Key Facts

  • Project Size:  150,000 GSF
  • Construction Cost:  $30M