Skaggs Expansion

Skaggs Expansion and Renovation

The expansion and renovation of the College of Pharmacy’s Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center will allow more cutting-edge research, education, innovation and training to happen here.


Under construction since September 2018, critical infrastructure upgrades will allow dedicated research scientists to double our research capacity over the next 10 years in areas including pharmacogenomics, drug discovery, pharmacology and toxicology. It will allow us to accept the highest caliber students and educate them in state-of-the-art, modern laboratories and workspaces. It also ensures that we will continue to have a greater impact on the health of people and populations around the world for generations. 

Fast Facts

Total Expansion & Renovation: Expanding 32,000 square feet which include four floors dedicated to research and education.
Cost: $26 million to expand and renovate the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center.
Construction Timeline: 24-30 months with a target completion date of 2020.
Partners & Major Donors: The ALSAM Foundation, alumni R. Ken Coit, his wife Donna and Rick Katz; Dean emeritus Jack Cole, Dean Rick Schnellmann and faculty members: Dr. John Murphy and Dr. Michael Mayersohn.

The College of Pharmacy has brilliantly navigated the changing landscape of pharmaceutical sciences for 70 years. The campaign reflects our shared commitment to ensure this college remains the vanguard for drug discovery and drug development for decades to come.

R. Ken Coit (’67)
Member, UA College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board


With this expansion and renovation, the Skaggs Center will once again be one of the most modern research facilities in the country, ensuring that the College of Pharmacy stays on the leading edge of pharmaceutical knowledge and innovation.

Rick KatzRick Katz (’70)
Chair, UA College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board


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