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The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ new home

  • 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 inside.
  • 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.