School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Gilbane, leading education and healthcare construction management company, is building a true Academic Medical Campus for the University of Buffalo.
Part of the NY-SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Science was approved by Governor Cuomo and Chancellor Zimpher in December 2011. Gilbane, in a joint venture with The LiRo Group, is providing construction management services.
Bringing together the three components of medical education, bio-medical research and patient care into one physical location in Western New York, the building, designed by HOK, will be one of the largest constructed in Buffalo in several decades. A light-filled, seven-story glass atrium joins the building’s two L-shaped structures. This seven-story facility will support 2,000 students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians with classrooms, bedside patient care and lab environments and will be built over the NFTA Allen/Medical Campus Rail Station.
In addition to state-of-the-art research laboratories and classrooms, the new building will house advanced simulation centers for general patient care and surgical and robotic surgery training. The upper level bridges leading to adjacent hospitals and other health care facilities will provide streamlined access and promote communication within the medical complex.
The building facade consists of a high-performance terra-cotta rain screen and a glass curtain wall system that brings daylight into the building’s interior. These key assets, in addition to other sustainability features, will help the project meet a targeted LEED Gold designation.