[Source: Phil Schneider, UA College of Pharmacy, director of administrative and professional affairs] – The real estate market may be flat in Phoenix, but not in our zip code! There are two exciting developments in the growth of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC). The first is the expansion of the UA College of Pharmacy office space in the building TGen occupies. We are doubling the size of our office, expanding into space that will include six new private offices and five modular offices. This space will accommodate new faculty, staff, and postgraduate trainees that are currently being recruited. The scheduled move-in date is October 1, 2008.
The second building project includes the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) and Arizona Biomedical Collaborative 2 (ABC 2) buildings that can now be built with the recent State of Arizona appropriation. HSEB will house classrooms, offices, and student services for not only the pharmacy students, but also medical, nursing, physical therapy, and other students in the health sciences at the PBC. It is expected that the education building will be ready for students by the fall of 2012. ABC2 is a research building that will provide laboratories, offices, and research support space, such as instruments and a vivarium for the biomedical research that is the focus of the Phoenix campus. It is expected to be ready by fall 2013.