The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’
- Consists of eight floors and 628,000 square feet —
equivalent to about 11 football fields, or 14.6 acres.
- Has been constructed by more than 3,000 skilled workers.
- Contains 7,400 tons of structural steel. If laid end to end,
they would stretch 25 miles from the building site in Buffalo to
Lewiston, New York.
- Features a seven-story glass atrium with seven skylights.
- Contains 650 ribbon-glass panels, making up 19,000 square feet,
creating a glass curtain wall system that brings daylight deep
- Features a glass rain screen façade.
- Has an exterior of 27,600 panels – 105,000 square feet --
of locally-sourced terra cotta, designed to connect with
Buffalo’s rich architectural history.
- Contains state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories and an
expanded patient care simulation center for clinical, surgical and
robotic surgery training.
- Will be home to 2,000 faculty, staff and students.
- Makes possible a 25 percent increase in medical school class
size with nearly 40 additional MD students per year.
- Is the first Buffalo building to be built atop a metro station,
Will connect with sky-bridge connections to adjacent hospital and
medical buildings on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
- Was designed by HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering
and planning firm.