The design of the School of Nursing creates a dynamic identity on a beautifully wooded two-acre site that slopes gently from east to west. Using the architectural vocabulary established in the existing building, the addition seamlessly integrates with the original building. The glass-enclosed common space was extended and includes a fireplace accent wall. It consolidates the school's programs into one location and provides a stronger link to the Duke University Medical School Clinic and Medical Center. Ayers Saint Gross designed the original building that was completed in 2006, and also the large addition that finished in 2014.