Presbyterian College, School of Pharmacy
The addition and renovation of the School of Pharmacy to enhance an already strong focus on the sciences has been an historic decision for Presbyterian College and the surrounding community. McMillan Pazdan Smith turned an existing 51,000 SF, three-story facility in the city’s urban core into a dynamic graduate venue for 300 students.
An experienced founding Dean supported the team’s programming efforts to create spaces that would enhance a high retention rate with experiential learning opportunities through the latest in technology and hands-on interactive spaces. These include problem-based small group rooms and study areas, models of retail and clinical pharmacies, and interactive case method lecture areas to serve groups of 100 students. Information Management was critical to the design as were the layout and location of patient assessment labs, IV preparation labs, and wet and dry labs to support both Biopharmaceutical and Pharmacy practice departments. A Pharmacy Clinic provides prescription dispensing, medication storage, and video recording control rooms to support clinic and counseling areas.