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Construction Watch: Med School and Children’s Hospital

The northwest corner of the Medical Campus is the site of the two of the largest construction projects in the region. Work on the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital are underway on opposite sides of North High Street.

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The $375 million medical school will replace the current school that has been located on the UB South Campus since the mid-1950s. It will feature 628,000 sq.ft. of space spread across eight floors. The interior will contain a seven-story atrium naturally illuminated by skylights and two glass walls, one along Washington Street and one at the terminus of Allen Street.

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The exterior will have a terra cotta and glass façade. HOK designed the structure that is scheduled to open next year.

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Across the street, the twelve floor, 183-bed John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is also scheduled to open in 2017. It will be an integral part of the Medical Campus, linking with Buffalo General Medical Center, the Gates Vascular Institute, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Conventus, and the new medical school.

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JROCH Facility

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Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott of Boston, one of the country’s top pediatric healthcare architects, designed the $270 million complex.

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