Pictured above is an artist's rendering of the new Biomedical and Health Sciences Building under construction in Spokane. More photos below the following brief story.
New space and position for Pharmacy
Consolidation of the College of Pharmacy at Spokane is an integral part of Washington State University’s strategy to make that campus the health sciences campus for the University. Spokane is home to large and growing medical centers that provide pharmacy students with outstanding internship and patient care opportunities. As the health care sector continues to evolve, so too must the education of tomorrow’s health care practitioners and leaders. Pharmacy’s national accreditation requirements for hands-on education with real patients have increased in recent years.
Construction began in August 2011 on Pharmacy’s new home in Spokane – the Biomedical and Health Sciences Building – which it will share with the medical education program jointly administered by WSU and the University of Washington.
The 2011 Washington Legislature allocated one-half the construction funding for the building, and the 2012 Legislature approved funds for the second half.
Sources of funding to furnish and equip the new building – including research laboratories, classrooms and space for faculty, staff and students -- are being identified and pursued, but we welcome any additional participation, particularly from investors who believe pharmacists should take the lead in the areas related to medications used to treat human illness. Unlike established biomedical campuses, pharmacy is in a position to participate heavily in building a different type of health sciences campus.
Want to help? Contact our Development Office at: (509) 368-6675 or (509) 335-8352, or email@example.com
Pictured above is an architect's model of the new biomedical/health sciences building in Spokane.
An artist's rendering of the building inside.
A second artist's rendering of the building inside from another view.
A second watercolor from the street side this time, also by Bill Hook.
A watercolor of the new building from the campus side by Bill Hook.
Follow the construction on our web cam!
Timeline for consolidating
August 2011 | Ground is broken on the new Biomedical and Health Sciences Building in Spokane
October 2011 | A formal groundbreaking ceremony is held
April 11, 2012 | Washington Legislature approves state capital budget with second half of funding for building construction.
» November 2013 | Building offices may be ready for occupancy.
Summer 2014 | College’s Pullman laboratories and offices move to Spokane