Planning Study and Renovation
The MCV Campus Space Planning Study revealed the need for the development of an updated program for the VCU School of Pharmacy that would reflect evolving changes in the state-of-the-art for Pharmacy education, training and research. Such a program would inform potential renovations of the existing School of Pharmacy and inform long-term planning for potential future facilities needs. BCWH engaged Ellenzweig Architects as planning consultant for the process. Working closely with the School and VCU Facilities Staff and the Office of the Vice-President for Health Sciences, the team developed a detailed space and functional program for the School's administration, faculty offices, classroom and teaching laboratories and research laboratories. The project is LEED Silver certified by the US Green Building Council.
BCWH Architects and Ellenzweig are now renovating the existing School of Pharmacy in the Robert Blackwell-Smith Building to provide for the increased enrollment from 130 students per class to 150 students per class.
The VCU School of Pharmacy earned an American Society of Interior Designers 2011 Interior Design Excellence Award Honorable Mention!