New Campus Spotlight: Edge of Advancement Building

The Edge of Advancement Building embodies Des Moines University’s vision for educating highly competent, compassionate health care professionals. This “front door to campus” will hum with activity in adaptable learning studios and collaborative spaces for classes, small groups, and community events.

Open learning commons on the first and second floors are designed to support academic study, foster discussions, and connect faculty and students across programs. A variety of accessible campus support functions will be conveniently located nearby.

Building Entrance
Active Learning Practice Lab – A gift from Robert Good, D.O.’77, and Brenda Good

As in medicine and science, health sciences education is constantly evolving – and DMU will be at the forefront. An open lab environment will allow faculty and students to develop ideas and explore new teaching methods and technologies.

Large Learning Studios

Flexible, adaptable features, including flat-floor and tiered classrooms and movable furniture and equipment, will enhance learning and interaction for a wide variety of groups. Technology is infused throughout to enrich the learning experience and allow for distance learning, digital collaboration, and lecture capture.

Outdoor Terrace

Multiple outdoor spaces across campus will likely be some of the most popular spots for students, faculty, and staff to gather together or enjoy a moment of quiet reflection.

Whether for quick conversations, in-depth discussions, individual study, or group activities, students and faculty will find optimal spaces to meet their needs.

The third, fourth, and fifth floors will feature multiple interprofessional office suites with easy access to the floors below. Two exceptionally appointed pathways at the second and fourth floors will offer beautiful views of campus and directly connect the Edge of Advancement Building with the Innovation Building.

New Campus Naming Opportunities

Many naming opportunities will let you stand with the University on the Edge of Advancement.

Contact Stephanie Greiner, Chief Development Officer, at 515-271-1386 or,
to discuss the options!

Learn more about naming opportunities

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