To meet the increasing health care needs of a changing and rapidly aging society, the School of Pharmacy has moved into a new $59.5 million, 165,000 square-foot building. The building is a sustainably-built, collaborative center of learning, preparing students for their roles as pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.
The new building will allow the school to expand faculty. Three floors of the four-story building will be dedicated to research, allowing the school to grow its pharmaceutical biotechnology program and create a drug-development center to focus on new medications.
When the new facility was dedicated in August 2011, the school was renamed the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in recognition of the Skaggs family and The ALSAM Foundation for their long-standing support of the school. In late 2006, the foundation committed $10 million for the construction of the new building, the largest gift in the school's history. This was followed by a grant of $1 million in 2008. Sam Skaggs and the Skaggs family are nationally recognized as pioneers in the retail drug and grocery business and as generous philanthropists.
The new building is located at 12850 East Montview Boulevard, between the AMC Library and the Henderson Parking Structure on the north edge of the Anschutz Medical Campus. You can download a campus map showing the new building location and the location of parking via the link below (the Pharmacy building will be number 5 on the map)
Anschutz Medical Campus Map (PDF)