Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

The Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building houses research and teaching labs, classrooms, and administrative and faculty offices. The first phase in a multi-phase research complex, the facility is home to the College of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences.

About the Building

  • Size: 125,000 gross square feet
  • Space:  69% Research, 31% Teaching
  • Total Project Cost: $78.6 million. The state legislature allocated $35 million toward the construction cost in 2011 and approved an additional $37 million in 2012.
  • Architect: NBBJ, Seattle, WA
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager: Graham Construction & Management
  • Course schedule abbreviation:  SPBS
  • Dedicated:  December 6, 2013

Building Features

  • An environment designed to encourage both formal and informal collaboration among undergraduates, graduates, faculty and researchers
  • Pathways designed to create connections between students, faculty, and researchers at every hour of the day
  • A cascading staircase that allows ease of movement between floors and creates visual connections that reinforce a sense of community
  • Classrooms designed to transform in size and use from classroom to lab to group work; space includes a 150-seat auditorium to accommodate large classes
  • Life science laboratory suites that are open and supported by shared core space
  • Teaching laboratories designed to accommodate teaching approaches from formal classroom settings to informal team work sessions
  • An anatomy lab designed for students from medicine, pharmacy, nursing and other health sciences disciplines to learn gross anatomy together--getting to know each other from the start is a big step in learning to work as a team in later practice