Building Three will be
situated between buildings
One and Two, and be
adjacent to the campus
lake. Its glass exterior
design was selected to
complement the appearance
of the other buildings.
The Florida Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic is growing
… again. The Palmer Board of Trustees has approved a plan to
construct a two-story, 14,000-square-foot building with a budget
of $4 million. The new building will significantly expand support
services for the campus’ nearly 750 students. Construction is
expected to begin in early 2011, following approvals by the City
of Port Orange.
This campus-improvement plan is a response to growing functional
needs. The last time the campus was expanded was in October
2004, when construction was completed on a second classroom
building to address the growing student body’s needs.
The new facility, tentatively referred to as Building Three, will
provide flexible room formats suitable for student assemblies,
large group seating, final examination testing, Homecoming
activities and other campus events. It also will accommodate a
relocated and expanded food service area, and the Bookstore.
“Realigning and expanding our space on campus, as well as in
our clinic, allows us to offer services that we, quite simply, weren’t
able to fully accommodate in the past,” says Florida Campus
President Peter Martin, D.C. “As a result, we will be in a better
position to serve our student population, which has grown at an
incredible rate from the time we opened our doors in 2002.”
Clinic remodeling continues
Florida Campus Facilities employees David Stroud and Mark
Fiorino put the finishing touches on new Module 1, which
includes renovated adjusting rooms and a remodeled hallway.
In the meantime, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinic, located in the
Allen Green Civic Center, is taking on a new look. The first phase
of the project involved the remodeling of Modules 1 and 5
(now combined and referred to as Module 1), the adjoining
corridor, radiology room and student study areas. These areas now
have new ceilings, walls, carpeting, doors, cabinetry and lighting.
The second phase of the project was completed at the end of
September, and extended the same improvements to Clinic
Modules 2 and 3, which have been combined and are now
known as Module 2. Phase three of the construction remodel
began in October, and involves making similar improvements to
what is currently Module 4, which will then become Module 3.
In spite of the construction, the Clinic continues to operate
uninterrupted through the use of temporary modules for treating
patients. Phase four of the remodeling process will include
remodeling of faculty and staff offices and Module 6, which will
be expanded and become Module 4. The final phase will begin
early in 2011 and includes remodeling of the business office area
and corridor, including patient waiting areas.
Upon completion of the remodeling of clinic modules and the
inclusion of the South Daytona Clinic, the Palmer Clinics will
operate a total of five modules, all featuring modern equipment and
furnishings in addition to increased efficiencies in the use of space.
“The clinicians, staff and students are all excited about the new
facilities. We look forward to serving our patients in our more modern
and efficient setting,” says Dean of Clinics Albert Luce, D.C.