We are transforming UB’s living-learning environment and enhancing academic support infrastructures to provide state-of-the-art, sustainable educational and research environments that advance faculty and students in their ongoing pursuit of excellence. We are creating a united and accessible university with three distinctive yet seamlessly interconnected campus centers.
Undergirding UB 2020 is a comprehensive campus master plan bolstered by three key initiatives: enhancing our Downtown Ccampus by moving the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences into close proximity to hospitals and research partners; revitalizing our historic South Campus as a professional education campus at the heart of a vibrant community; and reimagining our North Campus with a focus on enriching the undergraduate experience.
In fall 2017, the state-of-the-art new downtown home of UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will open its doors to the Class of 2021, ushering in a new era of medical education, treatment and discovery. At the epicenter of Buffalo’s resurgence, the $375 million new medical school building will bring 2,000 more faculty, staff and students downtown daily.
The NIH-funded hub of the Buffalo Translational Consortium, the CTRC is also home to the Jacobs Institute for vascular research, a biosciences incubator, and state-of-the-art laboratories, exam rooms and imaging facilities. One of only a handful of collaborative research facilities of its kind nationwide, the CTRC serves as an integrated academic home for outstanding clinical and translational science, representing a unique partnership between UB and Kaleida Health.
Revitalizing our historic South Campus and restoring the campus to its original E.B. Green design, UB is making strategic enhancements including the recently completed restoration of the iconic Hayes Hall, renovations to key academic and administrative buildings, and plans to relocate key professional schools, where they will contribute to the vitality of South Campus as well as its surrounding neighborhoods.
On the North Campus, the heart of undergraduate education, UB is creating a dynamic learning landscape to foster a transformative educational experience inside and outside the classroom. State-of-the-art library facilities are being seamlessly integrated with renovated classrooms, study spaces, computer labs, dining areas and student services as part of a continuous environment that supports student enrichment and discovery.