by Stephen Vodhanel, PhD
The School of Pharmacy has moved into a modernized Shryock Hall, originally constructed in 1936. For the School of Pharmacy, the move is significant and articulates Dr. Hughes' goal to move the school into a space that would reduce the school's footprint and consolidate academic operations in three adjacent buildings - Centennial Complex, Evans Hall, and Shryock Hall.
Planning the move to Shryock Hall began in the winter of 2011 with an architectural evaluation and design, the goal of which was to preserve the historical appearance of both exterior and interior features. Once inside, it is evident that the design exceeded expectations.
The new Shryock Hall features a new Shryock Amphitheater, expanded room for the Department of Experiential Education, a student lounge and student collaboration center, as well as a floor plan that promotes comfort, convenience and services.
As of Tuesday, September 26, 2012, the School of Pharmacy is open and operating in Shryock Hall. An open house is being planned and the campus family will be invited to tour the facilities.
Photo: The completely remodeled Shryock Hall, home of the School of Pharmacy.