School of Pharmacy Building

2010 Becker Drive Lawrence, KS 66047

Capping the observance of the School of Pharmacy’s 125th year was the dedication Oct. 22, 2010, of its new building in the West District.

The 110,00-square-foot, dark brick structure houses the PharmD program, the departments of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical chemistry, three auditoria, pharmacy skills and biochemistry laboratories, a library and resource center, classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, and a museum. An old-fashioned soda fountain is a feature of its Mortar & Pestle Café.

Treanor Architects of Lawrence incorporated energy-efficient elements into the design of the 110,000-square-foot building, whose landscape is maintained by the Native Medicinal Plant Research Program. It also has the only FEMA-standard storm shelter on campus.

Funding of $50 million in bonds from the state of Kansas included $4.5 million for a one-floor addition to the School of Pharmacy at the School of Medicine-Wichita. KU Endowment raised $5 million more.