If Buildings Could Talk is a podcast that explores the untold stories behind buildings in Charlotte and how the design of these spaces impacts the lives of individuals and the success of our city. The podcast is part of the Queen City Podcast Network. Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We’re excited to have you join us!
This episode of If Buildings Could Talk highlights how Pfeiffer University, a private, liberal arts university, has opened a new Center for Health Sciences in Albemarle, NC that is helping to prepare future healthcare workers and instilling in them a passion for providing healthcare for rural communities. Founding Program Chair, Brenda Diaz, and Pfeiffer’s Director of Facilities, Sharon Bard, share how the program started and the importance of the collaborative process with the design and construction team, including Little’s project architect Adam Caruthers. We also talk with Rachel Nance, a student in the physician assistant studies master’s degree program, who plans to “pay it forward” by staying in Albemarle and providing healthcare services to those in her own community.