A new facility for changing teaching methodologies, Education 1 - the Medical Education Building - was the first facility on the new Education Zone of this relocated health sciences research and education campus. Students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Graduate programs are integrated in an environment that expresses the University`s interdisciplinary teaching/learning goals. Large lecture halls open onto large communal areas to encourage interaction. Flexible group areas are scattered in the five-story building for opportunities to engage in spontaneous discussions and group-learning or for more private functions. The east side of the building faces the park-like Educational Commons. That facade is glazed to draw light into the building and offer a more transparent, noteworthy, and accessible presence to users relaxing or strolling along this internal park.