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Rennebohm Hall School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wis.
Perkins & Will

This new building serves as a symbol of the interdisciplinary nature of medicine


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With over 205,000 square-feet of space, Rennebohm Hall features a two-story student activity space, a research laboratory tower, and a library. The needs and uses of these three elements delineated the program of this state-of-the-art education and research space. The two-story base establishes a public edge along a new quadrangle, the glazed library volume floats above the base creating a serene edge along a pond, and the laboratory tower is placed on top of the base creating a massing identity for the school of pharmacy in accordance with the scale of the surrounding structures.

The exterior building language reflects internal functions. Curtain walls enclose public spaces while maximizing day-lighting and views of Lake Mendota. A grid of punched openings in a solid masonry volume reflects the modular nature of the laboratories and the rational process of the research occurring within them. The generic research laboratory space is flexible and can be adapted to support research in synthetic chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutics.

This facility is intended as the first step toward the implementation of an integrated health sciences complex on the west campus. The School of Pharmacy is a drug development facility that brings all elements of drug discovery and development together. The education of pharmacy students is integrated with the education of medical and nursing students, thus preparing students for the multi-disciplinary approach of healthcare delivery.

Formal name of Project:
Rennebohm Hall School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin

Location:
Madison, Wis.

Gross square footage:
205,000 sq. ft.

Owner:
State of Wisconsin
Division of Facilities Development
101 E. Wilson Street
PO Box 7866
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7866

Architect:
Perkins & Will
330 North Wabash, Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611
312-755-0770
F: 312-755-0775
www.perkinswill.com

 

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