School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

New Building

Building a new school 

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be located in a newly constructed building on a new, 8-acre health sciences campus being developed in Johnson City, N.Y. The new pharmacy building is expected to open in the summer of 2018 to welcome the second incoming class of pharmacy students. 

The campus is a few minutes’ drive from both UHS Wilson Medical Center and Lourdes Hospital, and will also house the University’s Decker School of Nursing (which will open in 2019) and other healthcare-based organizations and high-tech businesses.  
 

Construction updates

March 2017

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Exterior view

pharmacy site

Interior View: showing Walls and Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Roughed-in

Metal framing is complete on the first and second floors and is progressing on the third floor. Duct work is underway on the first floor. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are moving forward in the basement. Piping for domestic water, sewer and storm water is underway in the basement and on the first floor. Electrical and fire alarm rough-ins are also moving ahead. Exterior sheathing on the first and second floors is installed. Site work is on hold until the weather improves. The 84,000 square-foot, four-story building will include state-of-the-art research labs, offices for faculty and staff, a lecture hall, classrooms and teaching labs. It will house 53 new faculty and staff and 360 students.

August 2016

Work is proceeding as planned. Concrete foundations are nearly 80 percent complete and structural steel continues to be erected for the east half of the first and second floors. Work on Arch Street is ongoing with abatement being completed, making way for the installation of the water lines. Staff continue to work to identify building needs and equipment.

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Construction at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, August 2016.

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Construction at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, July 2016.

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Construction site of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Building details

The 84,000 square-foot, four-story building will include state-of-the-art research labs; teaching labs; offices for faculty and staff; a lecture hall; and interactive classrooms that can be used for lectures, team-based learning and small-group work. There will be compounding, pharmaceutical care and sterile labs, mock community and hospital pharmacies as well as a state-of-the-art simulation lab. Outside will be a medicinal garden.

Nearly two floors of the building will be dedicated to research with high-tech research tools and equipment as well as high-throughput screening capability and large-data computing.

pharmacy building

pharmacy building

Artist rendering of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This $60 million facility is expected to open in 2018.

Funding

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo provided funding for the $60 million school in the state budget as part of a NYSUNY 2020 initiative. 

Last Updated: 3/21/17