The opening of the California Health Science University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, marks a historic milestone for the Central Valley and for the medical field as a whole. This new school is the first of its kind locally and only the third in the entire state. What sets CHSU apart from the other medical schools is its pathway in Osteopathic Medicine, a hands-on approach helping patients achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education and disease prevention. In addition, they also offer a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. The school has been several years in the making and after breaking ground in 2018, the two-story facility was completed just two years later.
Tangram Interiors was brought onto the project by firms Dekker/Perich/Sabatini& Darden Architects to provide furniture for the brand-new space. The goal was for a functional space that encouraged student and faculty collaboration, as well as a communal area for students to work, study and socialize in between classes. Tangram provided seating, storage, tables, lounge and workstations from a variety of manufacturers, including Steelcase, Coalesse, National and Global.The final space is a functional, yet warm and inviting environment that encourages community and active learning for students and faculty alike.