Opened in 2009, the Maher Academic Center Building at 40 Foster Street houses 30,000 square feet of academic and student space. The renovation of this former 1960’s office building was completed over a very short 6-month design and construction period.
Two 250-seat auditoria and three “smart” classrooms feature the latest instructional technology and interactive video-conference capability. The street-level multipurpose laboratory includes a model pharmacy that simulates community and institutional practice environments. A student lounge, student meeting rooms, quiet study areas, and faculty offices complete the fully renovated facility. Design features, such as the communicating stair from the first floor Student Lounge, were woven through the existing concrete structure to create a more dynamic circulation pattern. All aspects of the design were under taken with budget efficiency in mind.
The project was carried out in collaboration with KSID.