University of Buffalo pharmacy school breaks ground for new building

September 11, 2009

The SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held a ceremonial groundbreaking recently for a new building that will bring the school back into the city of Buffalo.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York (SUNY), held a ceremonial groundbreaking recently for Kapoor Hall, a new building to be completed in 2012, when pharmacy moves onto the south (Main Street) campus and back into the city of Buffalo.

The building is the third major construction project begun this year at the university, which broke ground in April on a new building for its engineering school and in August on a 10-story facility to house Kaleida Health's Global Vascular Institute.

According to an official statement, the three projects are milestones in the UB 2020 strategic plan to grow the university and increase its annual local economic impact from $1.7 billion to $3.6 billion.

Wayne K. Anderson, dean of UB Pharmacy - the only pharmacy school in the SUNY system - said construction of Kapoor Hall is an exciting new chapter for the school.

"We have reached another defining point in our future, and this space will allow us to set new standards in pharmacy education statewide and throughout the U.S.," Anderson said. "Kapoor Hall will provide a special place where education, training, and improved patient care will flourish."