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William N. Pennington Health Science Center

William N. Pennington Health Science Center


In 2005, TMCC and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) formed the first collaborative higher education venture in Nevada.

The $6.6 million TMCC High Tech Center was constructed as a Nevada Public Works Board project. It began as a 34,500-square-foot, single story building with masonry exterior which included general classrooms, science labs, nursing lab, an open computer lab, a distance education classroom, library resource center and faculty offices. Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects of Reno designed the facility, and Clark & Sullivan of Sparks were general contractors.

Thanks to a generous $1 million gift from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation for providing for the design and installation of Nursing and Science laboratories and technology.

William N. Pennington Health Science Center at Redfield

Students on Steps at HSC

In early 2015, construction began and the Health Science Center was renamed to reflect the programs housed at Redfield, including the Maxine S. Jacobs School of Nursing, the Radiologic Technology Program,  Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Program

During the summer of 2015, construction was completed for the new 16,800 square-foot, single story building with a masonry and metal panel exterior. The new addition to the Health Science Center is comprised of two classrooms, a state of the art nursing lab that includes four simulation rooms and two standard patient rooms, a conference room, storage and additional faculty offices. In addition, the existing building space was remodeled to provide a new Radiology Technician Suite, a biology preparatory lab, a nursing computer lab. The Learning Commons was also remodeled to include the library collection, student group study rooms, computer lab, lounge area and help desk for both IT and the library.

Van Woert Bigotti Architecture designed the building, and Q&D Construction was the general contractor.

Thanks to a generous $2 million gift from the William N. Pennington Foundation, $1 million gift from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, $1 million gift from the Maxine S. Jacobs Foundation, among many others, has provided for the design and construction of this state-of-the-art facility for TMCC.