Our Building

The Pharmacy Building is a state-of-the-art educational and research hub located on the historic University at Buffalo South Campus.

Opened in 2012 after extensive renovations, the building’s first and second floors have classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and a model pharmacy, while the third and fourth floors serve as a research center.

Green Design

LEED Gold.

The Pharmacy Building is certified gold under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. 

Seventy-five percent of the 160,000 sq. ft. building receives natural sunlight, one of its many eco-friendly design features.

Building Highlights:

Panasci Atrium

This is a casual seating area that overlooks the first floor. There are several display cases that surround all columns in the lobby. There is also a glass wall looking into the model pharmacy. Plenty of comfortable couches and chairs are available for students to meet, work or relax.


Apothecary Museum

In 1993, our turn-of-the-century apothecary was created to complement the school's museum, further illustrating the evolution of the field of pharmacy in the US from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s. The Apothecary also serves to preserve various pharmaceutical artifacts from Western New York and its surrounding areas—many of these items were donated by alumni

Model Pharmacy

This is a multi-use space for community- and hospital-based pharmaceutical activities. In this simulated real-life working environment, students perform counseling from the counter, dispensing, packaging, order intake and narcotics processing.



Gumtow Library

This room is a quiet study area. There are study carrels, comfortable furniture, and wireless printer stations. There are three breakout spaces with a table and four chairs intended for group study, small student club/organization meetings, and faculty/student meetings.



Pine Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center

This is a large classroom/breakout space that includes 12 patient assessment rooms. In this simulated real-life working environment, each room contains an exam table, computer cart with laptop, wall-mounted camera and microphone, and exam tools (blood pressure cuff, mock charts, etc.). In this room, students assess a patient and make a recommendation. This interaction is videotaped and can be viewed live as well as stored for future educational purposes.

Computer Labs

The instructional technology in our computer labs includes a teaching podium, computers and printers. There are several printers throughout the Pharmacy Building, which can be accessed from lab computer workstations or personal laptops.



Pharmaceutical Sciences Instrumentational Facility

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Shared Instrumentation Facility is a core laboratory that provides access for students, staff and faculty of the school, as well as regional research scientists, to major state-of-the-art instrumentation. Currently the facility houses three liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry systems for characterization and quantification of small-molecule drugs or peptides, a variety of instruments for analysis of drugs and therapeutic proteins by fluorescence, infrared, and circular dichroism spectroscopy, thermal analysis instruments such as differential scanning calorimetry and differential thermal analysis, and a nanoparticle sizing instrument.

Compounding Lab

Students learn to make compounded medications, including powders, capsules, suspensions, ointments, lip balm, and more. In this simulated real-life working environment, each workstation includes a computer, intra-classroom phone network, custom-made cabinetry with product storage, and compounding tools. The high-tech teaching station at the front of the lab contains a camera capture unit which broadcasts any exercise/ demonstration the professor is conducting to all the computer monitors at the workstations, enabling students to work side-by-side with the pharmacist. The lab also has a mock cleanroom environment where students learn to compound sterile intravenous medications.

Lecture Halls

There are two large lecture halls in the building—the Ronald J. Isaacs Lecture Hall in Room 125 and the Room 190 Lecture Hall—and both contain the following:

  • A mix of continuous table top seating and tablet arm seating
  • Multiple projection points, multiple large scale screens, video monitor screens in back areas of rooms, and high-end teaching podium with all AV control residing in the podium
  • Video capture of lectures for the web
  • 12 ‘push to talk’ microphones are available when distance learning video is needed
  • Soundproof fabrics and acoustic ceilings

Apothecary Cafe

Apothecary Café in the Pharmacy Building is a great place to take a break between classes, bring your lunch and relax!