A new state-of-the-art Pharmacy Practice Lab was built within the College’s main academic building. The project provides a fully operational mock pharmacy for teaching future Pharmacists. The spaces include a general lab space, a prep room, four faculty offices, several multipurpose counseling rooms with integrated audio and video equipment for student evaluation and assessment, as well as a student research and reference area.
Construction challenges for renovating the 1930’s original gymnasium included steam pipe relocation, insertion of new floor structure and the replacement of a major bearing wall with fire rated glass entrance, in order to visually showcase the Lab. The new floor structure resolved accessibility issues and provided a space for major utility relocations. The schedule was carefully prepared and fine-tuned with the Contractor to ensure that the major disruptions to use of the occupied building were scheduled during college holidays, and was started and completed during shifts in the semester calendar. This project came in on schedule and below projected cost.