Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX)

Where healthcare education and experience converge

Financial Assistance provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Honorable Tom Corbett, Governor

The Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX) demonstrates University of the Sciences’ commitment to preparing graduates for careers in the life sciences and health sciences professions. The 57,000-square-foot, three-story building showcases an interprofessional education model that permits students from several disciplines, including pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, psychology, and healthcare business and policy, to obtain traditional and hands-on experience. This interprofessional education model gives students an opportunity to fully understand its value in their everyday practice.

A sleek, modern, and bright building, IPEX combines innovative learning spaces and student lounge space with simulation labs, a clinical lab, mock patient exam rooms, and conference rooms. It serves as a hub for students to study, interact, and learn with and from one another. IPEX houses the provisionally accredited physician assistant studies graduate professional program—adding yet another member to the interprofessional education team.

Watch a construction time lapse above

A green-roof system that emphasizes the University’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, measures 20,000 square feet and will absorb nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated. IPEX earned three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative.

Building Facts

Location: 4306 Woodland Ave. behind Glasser Hall

Cost: Approximately $26 million

Size: 57,000 square feet

Stories: 3

  • Classrooms/Lecture Halls
  • Clinical Practice Laboratory
  • Simulation Lab
  • Examination Rooms
  • Student Lounge
  • Offices & conference rooms

Sustainable Design Concepts

Green Roof: 20,000 square feet of vegetation (will hold nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated) with an R-30 insulation rating

Steel super-structure made from recycled metal

Exterior triple-glazed glass curtain wall with an R-19 insulation rating

Braking system on elevator recaptures energy

Awarded 3 Green Globes


Architect: L2Partridge, LLC

Construction: Turner Construction Co.


Brian Kirschner
Director of Communications


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495