Pharmacy school constructing $40 million facility

June 26, 2015

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy recently announced plans to construct a $40 million, seven-story student center, residence hall, and recreation facility.

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) recently announced plans to construct a $40 million, seven-story student center, residence hall, and recreation facility.

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The 190,000-square-foot building will be ready by December 2016. “This is the second phase of our transformational campus construction project at St. Louis College of Pharmacy,” John Pieper, the college’s president, told the St. Louis Business Journal. “This new building and our soon-to-open academic and research building and library will provide resources to help prepare our student pharmacists for their changing role in the healthcare system, and transform the college into a global leader in healthcare and pharmacy education.”

The new facility will be financed through donor contributions and a bond issue. The first floor of the building will include a dining hall, kitchen, reception area, and a competition gymnasium. There will be meeting rooms, additional seating for the dining hall, and an intramural gymnasium on the second floor.

The third floor will feature a recreation center, and the fourth will house a student center and student-support offices. The building’s fifth through seventh floors will be used as residential housing.

STLCOP, which has approximately 1,350 students, is close to completing a $50 million academic and research building and library. That building includes an auditorium, classrooms, study areas, and 30,000 square feet of research space.

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