Thursday, October 30, 2014

The College of Pharmacy is exceedingly pleased to report the Iowa Board of Regents approval of the schematic design, project description, and budget for the construction of a new facility during their recent meeting in Iowa City. The plan also includes a remodel of portions of the existing 1996 south tower, and the demolition of the 1961 building and quadrangle residence hall. The new facility will be constructed at the site of Quadrangle Hall and include many avant-garde features such as student learning space that allows for greater focus on small group, team-based learning and enhanced critical thinking skills; state-of-the-art research space; and, utilization of cutting-edge technology such as patient simulation and 3-D conceptual integration to better address the highly complex interface between pathophysiology and pharmacology.

The $96.3M project will be funded by state appropriations combined with University and College of Pharmacy contributions and investments. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2016.

“We are extremely grateful to receive the Board of Regents approval of the design for a new College of Pharmacy facility. This greatly needed state-of-the-art structure will allow our students and faculty to realize advancements in learning and discovery that are currently unattainable with the physical structure in which we are now housed. We have an incredibly bright and exciting future awaiting us as we strive to constantly improve the care of Iowans and others whom we serve,” said Dean Donald Letendre.