INSIDE THE TOWER
The Tower at STAR is an integral part of the College of health Sciences’ mission to train the next generation of healthcare professionals in a collaborative and inclusive interprofessional learning environment.
The design of the 120,000 square foot building is based on the science of health with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. This one-of-a-kind space fosters innovation by being accessible, inviting and interconnected – across disciplines and research areas for collaboration, a building design that was intentional to help spark a continuous flow of ideas.
The research underway in the labs in the Tower at STAR directly influences the healthcare provided in the adjoining UD Health clinics: the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, and the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center. This follows the model of basic research translating into clinical care. Here at the University of Delaware, the transition is seamless.
In partnership with our clinical care services, the Tower at STAR offers various comprehensive healthcare services.
The Nash M. Childs Living Wall in the Tower at STAR brings the outdoors in, inviting inspiration, relaxation, and reflection among the swirl of colors and plant varieties on display in the on-of-a-kind space.
It also provides a visual representation of the vision of the College of Health Sciences, one that focuses on prevention and wellness, based on the science of health. The space is also functional, with a small chef’s garden featuring herbs that can be plucked and added as part of the cooking activities in the adjacent demonstration kitchen.
The wall is named for Nash Childs, who graduated from UD in 1976 and served as executive vice president and partner of Bancroft Construction Company.