USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation


University of South Florida


Construction Cost
$18 million

Completion Date
January 2012

Project Size
90,000 SF

LEED Silver®

USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation


The vision for the CAMLS project was to create a center which utilizes technology to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills to the learner. This state-of-the-art medical simulation center and training facility provides world class health education and professional development in the medical field to the Tampa Bay area. CAMLS revolutionizes how to learn, practice and perfect tomorrow’s advanced medical skills.

The first two floors of this three-story building contain surgical skills laboratories, operating suites, lecture halls, exhibition halls, auditoriums, a robotics lab and a virtual hospital/simulation center. As a learning facility, CAMLS required the coordination and support of several sets of medical lighting and equipment booms
in close proximity so that multiple teams of trainees can work simultaneously.

Walter P Moore responded by working closely with the Design-Builder and equipment providers to combine and simplify the miscellaneous structural steel supports and incorporate them with the ceiling grid, lighting support, and mechanical ductwork. This advanced clash detection was performed in 3D within the structural BIM to minimize rework during installation.

This fast-track, design-build project completed construction in only 12 months.