This two-phase project includes a new 81,000 GSF research pavilion and student commons, and a 270,000 GSF renovation of the teaching, research and clinic complex for the School of Pharmacy and School of Dental Medicine. The first phase was completed and occupied in 2015, planning for the renovation phase commenced in 2016.
The new LEED Silver research building includes low flow fume hoods, energy recovery wheels, air quality monitoring, and a high performance envelope to reduce energy use. Large open plan labs occupy each floor with a north facing glazed facade looking out onto the adjacent wooded hillside. Beige terra cotta rainscreen cladding compliments the masonry of the original complex.
A skylight student commons creates a front door entrance for the School of Pharmacy, linking the new building to the existing complex. The commons is designed to feature the monumental enamel on the street mural “Aerial Scape” by local artist Virgil Cantini.
Renovation of the existing complex will occur in phases, with some occupants moved off site, and others shifting location inside as the works progress. The complex’s dental clinics will remain in operation throughout the renovation. A new multi-story stair hall will create a student-focused center for the main teach area of the building.
This comprehensive renovation will position the School of Pharmacy and School of Dental Medicine for generational renewal.