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Designing the future of medical education Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • UB South Campus, 403 Hayes Hall 3435 Main Street Buffalo, NY, 14214 United States (map)

Step behind the scenes of the University at Buffalo's new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to explore the design and development of a landmark for medical education and a signature addition to the Buffalo cityscape. On January 31, 2018, UB and its School of Architecture and Planning invite the community to a public lecture with Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, design principal of HOK, the global architecture, design and engineering firm selected by UB through an international competition to design the school.

Welcoming its first students this month, UB’s state-of-the-art medical school and integrated transit station serves as a new gateway to downtown and anchor to the vibrant Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

  • Explore design solutions to the pedagogical and research goals of the university and the creation of a true academic medical campus
  • See how the six-story, 600,000-square foot Jacobs School, featuring terra cotta cladding and a signature light-filled atrium, pays homage to the city’s architectural fabric while setting design standards for the new Buffalo
  • Understand how community conversations and context-sensitive design created a project that integrates with its surrounding residential and business districts.


This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.