Written On: January 9, 2018
On December 12, 2017, the new $375 million, 628,000sf, eight-story Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building officially opened at 955 Main St., on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Bringing in over 2,000 faculty, staff and students per day, the new medical school fulfills the collaborative and innovative vision of UB’s campus with a goal of having a transformative impact on health care.
Expanding class size by 25%, the facility houses state-of-the-art learning environments that include updated classrooms and laboratories. The new school is physically connected to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus by an enclosed bridge, which will greatly serve the function of the researchers, students and faculty who have clinical responsibilities on the Niagara Campus.
It also features a high-performance terra-cotta rain screen and a glass curtain wall system allowing daylight to enter deep inside the building. The new station located within the campus allows for integration with the surrounding communities while also promoting sustainable transportation options.