Completed in 2012 the College of Pharmacy’s $75 million, five-story, 144,000 square-foot building is the largest academic building on the Kingston campus.
BUILDING OVERVIEW • 160-seat, 3D auditorium • Research labs: 18 labs w/ 3 research stations each = 54 research stations • Two teaching wet labs • Professional practice lab w/ sterile preparation, patient assessment areas • One 50-seat and two 30-seat general assignment classrooms • 3,000 sqft analytical instrumentation facility • 1,000 sqft molecular characterization facility • Student study and informal gathering areas • Nine conference and meeting rooms
•Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Simulation Laboratory with three private patient rooms, a three-bed ward, nurses station, and debriefing conference room.
• Advanced Cisco telepresence video conference technology in all classrooms and three conference areas.
• 7,000 sqft current Good Manufacturing Practice Facility (cGMP) that will open later in the fall, where best practices in cGMP technique and documentation can be taught to company employees and students and where the college can partner with biomedical companies on the development and manufacture of human use pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
• A CVS Caremark model pharmacy to be outfitted like a CVS pharmacy and used for teaching and to film educational videos.
• 3D visualization auditorium, a 12-seat, 3D animation production lab, and a 3D printer room so students can animate, visualize then print 3D models to help them understand complex biomedical structures and interactions.
• Compounding Lab where students learn the art of pharmaceutical compounding to prepare personalized medications for patients.
• The extensive outdoor medicinal garden contains plants that help prevent or cure everything from cold sores to cancer. The garden functions as an educational display of medicinal plants herbs and spices and also as a conservatory source of standard specimens.
• The building accommodates as many as 820 students, a 50 percent increase from 2006 when the $65 million bond was approved. The college’s previous home, the 66,000-square-foot Fogarty Hall, was opened in 1964 and was designed for 235 students.
• The new pharmacy building earned a “Silver” rating in the U.S Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system. With advanced green technologies to minimize energy and water consumption, it is a sustainability model for science buildings nationwide.