Dean Gives Sneak Peak Inside SHPBIn early June, Dean Jones gave our camera a guided tour through the 5th and 6th floor additions to the School of Health Professions Building (SHPB). The timeframe for everyone to move in is late August and everything appears to be on schedule. Knock on wood.
The first stop was the 6th floor and a room the Dean calls the “Timeout Room” (see above). We are guessing, based on the floor-to-ceiling windows and a great city view, that the Dean does not envision this as a room to discipline people like toddlers (who among us never served, or sentenced a ‘timeout’). We believe this room will be a sanctuary for those who need a moment to step away from it all and clear their mind.
What stand out most about the 6th floor, at first glance, are the windows. Tremendous natural light pours into the areas along the outer walls. However, what will stand out the most for Physical Therapy are the new labs. The larger of the two will have a force plate level with the floor. When you look at the picture to the left you will notice plywood covering up the floor where the force plate will be located. There is also a second, slightly smaller PT lab located around the corner from this lab.
Here are a couple links if you are not familiar with the layout of the new additional floors. To view the layout of the 5th floor click here. To view a layout of the 6th floor click here.
Also on the 6th floor is a big conference room (see picture with Dean Jones in the middle). The view sits on the Southwest corner of the 6th floor. The long row of windows faces University Boulevard and has views of Children’s of Alabama, Lister Hill Library and Unity Park. It is certainly a room that will make an immediate impression on anyone meeting with the Dean and his staff.
Visit our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uab_shp/sets/72157634196653316/ if you would like to see all the pictures we took during the tour. There are many more pics to see including shots of the Executive Learning Center on the 6th floor; the offices and learning spaces on the 5th floor; and the unsung hero of the building – the one everyone needs, but nobody thinks twice about – the mailroom.