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. 

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Fast Facts

Total Expansion & Renovation: Expanding 32,000 square feet which includes space dedicated to interprofesssional research, drug discovery and education. (12,000 square feet will be renovated and the addition of two extra floors on top of the existing school will add 21,000 square feet)
Cost: $26 million 
Construction Timeline: 18 months with a target completion date of early 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

News Media Archive for Skaggs Renovation and Drug Discovery 

Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition (February 2020)
Musil Family Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery Established (February 2019)
UA College of Pharmacy Establishes Arizona Center for Drug Discovery (October 2018)
Skaggs Renovation Featured in Daily Wildcat (June 2018)
Regents approve $26M in Renovations to Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (February 2018)
Skaggs Improvement Project (Arizona Daily Star, January 2018)
College kicks off Skaggs Challenge (March 2017)