John & Editha Kapoor Hall
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' new home (completed in 2012) is named in honor of alumnus John N. Kapoor '72 (and his late wife). Through the John and Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation, he has generously supported UB Pharmacy, inspiring several other major donations in support of the new state-of-the-art facility that bears his name.
The 147,000-square foot facility on UB's south campus is now home to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, previously located in Cooke-Hochstetter Hall on the north campus. The existing building was stripped down to its original concrete structural frame and rebuilt focusing on the special needs of teaching pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences students. The new building incorporates many green-design features, such as maximizing natural daylight (75 percent of all space in the building will receive natural light) and was built to achieve LEED silver certification. The building offers a state-of-the-art Pharmaceutical Care and Teaching Center and has improved linkages between the the school and the other health sciences schools located on south campus.
Floors 1 & 2: Education and Administration
The first and second floors house two large lecture halls, two classrooms, Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center, Patient Assessment Suite, Model Pharmacy, student organizational and meeting spaces, study areas, computer lab, social gathering spaces, offices, conference rooms, apothecary, and a Tim Horton's café.
Floors 3 & 4: Research
The third & fourth floors are the main research ‘hub’ for the school. Educational labs, highly specialized labs for pharmaceutical research, sample processing, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and protein therapeutics are housed here. Other types of spaces include a classroom, conference areas, lounges and offices.