The newly constructed Binghamton University Pharmacy School is the home of its Pharmacy Program and includes research and instructional labs, classrooms, lecture halls, a pharmacy skills lab, assessment and simulation labs, offices and student activity and support space.
Recent BU revitalization efforts have focused in nearby Johnson City, once a bustling industrial center with companies such as the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company. When Endicott Johnson closed its doors, dozens of warehouses and manufacturing buildings were vacated. BU has just completed construction of the new Pharmacy School in the old Endicott Johnson neighborhood, creating new economic development opportunities in the community, and turning Johnson City into a vibrant educational and commercial hub. Repurposing in lieu of removing, BU is transforming a six-block vacant, boarded up industrial revolution-era mill area into a cutting-edge medical research campus that is the future home of the Elder Care Clinic and the Decker School of Nursing, and the new home of the BU School of Pharmacy.
The new Pharmacy School is the backbone of the area's revitalization. The recently opened, new 4-story, 95,000 gross square foot (GSF) facility, is the home of BU's Pharmacy Program. The facility includes research and instructional labs, classrooms, lecture halls, a pharmacy skills lab, assessment and simulation labs, offices and student activity and support space. The pharmacy will support 350+ graduate students and 30-40 students seeking doctoral degrees.
The new home of the BU School of Pharmacy is part of a cutting-edge medical research campus that will ultimately be the future home of the Elder Care Clinic, housing exam rooms, office and new dental treatment and hygiene programs, and the Decker School of Nursing, a repurposed factory that includes classrooms, simulated clinical labs, offices, conference space and research space. The nursing facility will expand their program to include occupational, physical and speech therapies and audiology.
This collaborative and synchronized campus across the street from an active hospital provides an explicit pipeline to the real world, and to future employers. It directly aligns with the SUNY mission to help graduates find employment in their field. This project recently received the 2018 Excellence in Partnering Award from the Association of General Contractors (AGC).