The architect is providing architectural interiors services for the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy’s new Teaching and Administration Building, including interior fit-out responsibilities, signage and multiple furniture packages.
The program called for a facility suitable for a six-year doctorate degree program and FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Work in Progress education for practicing professionals. Integrated technology, community spaces and amenities accommodating the daily needs of students, faculty and visitors were important goals for this project.
The 112,000-square-foot building will house two 175-seat classrooms and several smaller classrooms with state-of-the-art distance-learning technology for an interactive instructional environment, a lively dining facility, working model pharmacy and FEMA shelter.
An integrated teaching laboratory and simulated patient consultation rooms equipped with audio-video observation will round out this facility designed for modern curriculum.
Durable, low-maintenance finishes and custom recycling centers throughout the building will help support the school’s sustainable facilities operation. Open breakout areas, a quiet resource center, private meeting rooms and modern lounge areas—with furnishings integrating comfort and technology—will give students a range of choices to accommodate their study habits.