Legat Architects

Emergency Room

The ER zone allows robust team training of providers from diverse professions. It includes an ambulance built into the wall, treatment rooms, and trauma rooms.


“By using simulation to integrate true clinical experiences earlier in students’ careers, we’re giving them a much more solid foundation to start their training with actual patients.”


Adaptability to Changing Industry

Spaces such as the trauma room are built with flexibility in mind to replicate varied technology, workflow, and patient conditions to help RFUMS programs and partners train toward mastery.

Obstetrics Training

RFUMS has used the labor/delivery room for onboarding of obstetrics nurses at partnering healthcare institutions.


“Legat’s efforts and team approach toward this build-out are recognized with great praise by all members of RFUMS involved.”



Fidelity to actual hospital environments drove the design. For instance, instructors use the realistic operating room to give students a solid foundation in OR rules and etiquette in preparation for their internship and residency sites. An acoustical ceiling and vinyl composition tile (VCT) floor (not permitted in real ORs) reduce construction costs, without detracting from the authenticity.

Control/Observation Rooms

The control/observation room innovations have allowed RFUMS to better leverage audiovisual technologies university-wide. Gray furnishings, black ceilings, and blackout shades minimize visibility through mirrored glass in adjacent rooms.


“The center gives us the fidelity to create multiple environments and really scale up the simulation. It’s not just a series of one-off cases, but rather it’s a truly immersive virtual hospital experience.”


Simulated Anatomy

Instructors use a simulated autopsy table to quickly shift between skeletal, muscular, and vascular systems.

Outpatient Area

The outpatient zone includes a small waiting/reception area, eight exam rooms, and mobile laptop desks outside each room.