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History of the UW School of Pharmacy Building

School of Pharmacy building


The increasing importance of health sciences to the people of Wyoming culminated in the 1967 construction of the School of Pharmacy established within the College of Health Sciences. Today facilities of the school augment the other science missions of the university. The south facade of the building was originally planned to open onto a courtyard following removal of the old Agricultural Hall. Plans changed, however, and the hall became the Biochemistry Building, providing a closed connection between the chemistry laboratory needs of agriculture, the arts and sciences, and health sciences.

R.W. Schropfer and Henry Therkildsen, University of Wyoming architectural engineering graduates, designed the Pharmacy Building. The contemporary styling is a modern, somewhat experimental, adaptation of Beaux arts tradition that blended well with the Western Research Institute Building to the North as well as with the much older Biochemistry Building to the south. The use of native stone materials and glass panels is in keeping with other buildings on the west end of the campus.

College of Health Sciences Center

health science building


The upgraded $20 million Health Sciences Center, which opened its doors to students in fall 2006, united most College of Health Sciences departments and offices under one roof.

The College of Heath Sciences includes the School of Pharmacy; Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing; the divisions of kinesiology and health, communication disorders, disabilities studies, and social work; and medical education and public health programs. It also includes family practice residency programs in Cheyenne and Casper, the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, and the Center for Rural Health Research and Education.

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