A major anchor of UB's downtown presence, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in 2016.
One of the signature gestures of the Comprehesive Plan is the realization of the Downtown Campus as a home for the Health Sciences schools. The next step in this process is the move of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SMBS) to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
The goal is to bring together the three components of patient care, medical education and bio-medical research into one physical location in Western New York. This integrated program will place emphasis on patient outcomes, foster advancements in medical education and will provide the setting for new breakthroughs in medical research. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is poised to grow in student enrollment, faculty and staff. With a new home to facilitate its ambitious plans for the future, the School will continue to be a flagship institution for the University at Buffalo.
Phase I will be 520,000 GSF and will hold the Dean’s functions, biomedical education, the basic sciences departmental space and most of the research and faculty. The new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be designed with the following priorities in mind:
• Create a “front door” to the School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
• Emphasis on student learning environment both formal and informal
• Emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration among departments
• Environment which supports high level funded research
UB is dedicated to design excellence of the built environment
and is committed to ensuring that the buildings meet sustainability
goals and positively contribute to the UB campus experience. The
new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be a signature
building for the Downtown Campus and for the entire University. The
architecture of the new buildings will represent the
university’s aspirations for the Downtown Campus as a world
class Health Sciences Campus. Equally important, the building will
provide state of the art educational, administrative and research
spaces that will foster academic excellence. Read