Presbyterian College turned to McMillan Pazdan Smith to lead the extremely complex transformation of a 54,000 SF hotel with no record drawings, low floor to floor heights, outdated mechanical systems and an un-insulated envelope into their new School of Pharmacy. The project is located in Clinton’s Central Business District and required a sensitive approach to enhance the historic downtown and promote the community’s larger economic development efforts.
Seeking to optimize use of the existing structure and avoid costly additions, McMillan Pazdan Smith worked closely with the college to program and create efficient organization of new and unique experiential learning labs and hands-on interactive spaces.
The facility contains traditional classrooms, labs and lecture halls in addition to more customized learning environments such as problem-based small group study areas, models of retail and clinical pharmacies, interactive case method lecture areas serving groups up to 100, patient assessment labs, IV preparation labs and wet and dry laboratories supporting both the Biopharmaceutical and Pharmacy practice departments. A Pharmacy Clinic also provides prescription dispensing, medication storage and video recording to support clinic and counseling areas.