URI breaks ground on new pharmacy building
Published on October 6, 2009
On Monday, October 5th, University of Rhode Island officials broke ground on what will be the newest addition to the university, a five-story, $75 million College of Pharmacy building. This building will be the largest academic structure on the Kingston campus and is expected to be completed in 2011.
The 148,000-square-foot pharmacy building is designed for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification and will include three classrooms, a 165-seat auditorium, assorted research facilities, teaching laboratories, tissue culture rooms, an intravenous preparation lab, a 3-D visualization auditorium and a patient simulation center.
This new building will allow the College of Pharmacy to increase enrollment by 30 percent to those interested in the six-year doctor of pharmacy program, a critical need as the college typically enrolls 95 students from an applicant pool of more the 1,000.