The Future of Pharmacy

Iron and steel. Wood and nails. Paint and drywall. Constructing the largest academic facility ever built in Kentucky requires an abundance of materials and manpower. And although shiny floors and spacious hallways are pretty exciting to faculty, staff and students accustomed to overcrowding in the College's building on Rose Street, it's the increase in capacity for learning, research innovation and progressive clinical care that evokes the most anticipation for the new UK College of Pharmacy Building.

In 2005, the Kentucky General Assembly approved $40 million in first-phase funding to begin planning a new pharmacy building at the University of Kentucky. Legislators in 2006 appropriated the remainder of the requested $120 million. Since then, faculty, staff and students have been part of the planning process to construct a facility to meet the future needs of one of the premier pharmacy programs in the nation.

We look forward to 2010 when the dream of a new UK College of Pharmacy Building becomes a reality and we move, not to just a larger facility, but to new horizons in academic excellence.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - April 13, 2007; 1:30 PM, BBSRB Atrium
Building Completed - 2010

Building Facts

  • At 280,000 square feet, the new UK College of Pharmacy Building will be the largest academic building in Kentucky and among the largest in the nation.
  • The five-story building will include state-of-the-art academic and research facilities for educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists as well as providing laboratory space for faculty's pharmaceutical and clinical research programs.
  • The building will include two 235-seat auditoriums, a 110-seat classroom, a 54-seat classroom, a teaching laboratory with compounding lab and patient assessment rooms, four problem-based learning classrooms, and study areas.
  • The new UK College of Pharmacy building will include innovative research facilities created to foster collaboration among researchers in chemistry, biology and pharmaceutical lab areas.