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School of Medicine requests architectural and engineering contacts

by Cheryl Roland

April 4, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Architectural and engineering services are being sought to help move to the next phase of facility planning for the Western Michigan University School of Medicine.

Facility planning officials for the School of Medicine, a partnership that involves WMU, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare, have issued a Request for Qualifications to solicit proposals from architectural and engineering professionals. Interested firms can learn how to get RFQ details by visiting the medical school website at Those details will be available beginning April 1 and ending April 11.

The WMU School of Medicine will leverage the University's strength in basic sciences, engineering and technology with the community's experienced medical community and rich history in medical education. It has been in the planning stage since late 2007, when WMU President John M. Dunn raised the idea of a medical school that could take advantage of Kalamazoo's life sciences heritage and unique resources and infrastructure.

Kalamazoo has a 125-year history of innovation in the life sciences, and it also has a 35-year history of providing medical education for third- and fourth-year medical students. The community is home to several residency programs managed through the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare.

For more information about the RFQ process, contact Bob Miller, WMU associate vice president for community outreach, at or (269) 387-2073.