Building UB: Our Physical Plan

Cooke-Hochstetter Renovations

exterior view of Hochstetter Hall

Following the migration of the School of Pharmacy to South Campus, space will be renovated to meet growing demands in basic sciences.

Now that the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has moved to its new home in John and Editha Kapoor Hall on South Campus, UB is preparing for a major renovation of the Cooke-Hochstetter complex. Renovation of the vacated space will allow for consolidation of the departments of Biological Sciences and Geology in Cooke and Hochstetter Halls, and the Department of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences Complex. The scope of work will be inclusive, with new heating, cooling and ventilation, lighting and electrical, architecture and finishes, to provide state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and “learning landscape” spaces. The renovation will also provide a home for the new major in environmental geosciences.