University of Iowa

College of Pharmacy Building Construct New Facility

What's New

(updated March 2019)

Exterior update:

  • Terracotta 75% complete on north side of building, just started installing on the west side.
  • 85% of roofs have been permanent installed, All roofs 100% temped in
  • Exterior glass 90% installed, They are working on NW corner window
  • Granite 99% installed on north wing
  • Tower exterior wall insulation 80% north side and 40% on west
  • Clips for Terracotta are 50% complete on south face
  • AVB 98% complete on exterior

Interior update:

  • 3rd floor North Wing: Ceilings are being installed
  • 2nd Floor north wing: TBL Lecture hall framed, radius walls framed and sheathed, measured for countertops, tile walls installed
  • 1st floor north wing: Bulkheads and overhead work being completed.  Pockets for overhead doors created.
  • Lobby & Atrium: The 50’ high ceiling is being framed, tall walls being framed and drywalled
  • 1st floor main tower: PPL space getting flooring, millwork and lab casework installed.  Ceilings 85% complete.
  • 2nd floor main tower: Final touches on capsule space drywall finish.  South rooms painted and ceiling layout ongoing
  • 3rd Floor main tower: Framing complete, drywall started
  • 4th & 5th Floor main tower: framing complete, MEP wall & overhead rough-in ongoing
  • Penthouse Tower: mechanical room equipment set, controls being connected
  • Elevator equipment set in penthouse, car platforms installed and hoistway entrances have been installed

UIP Update:

  • Mezzanine overhead electrical and mechanical items
  • Wall framing complete, window frames being set, ceiling framing 30%
  • Drywall starting


Project Description

This project includes the design and construction of a new facility for the School of Pharmacy. The new Pharmacy Building will be located directly on the site of the razed Quadrangle Residence Hall (directly across the street from the existing School of Pharmacy building).  The original  (north tower) portion of the Pharmacy building will be razed and the existing 1996 south addition (south tower) will include maintenance required upgrades as a part of this project. The new building will contain laboratory, classroom and communal spaces.

Project Number
Project Scope
This project includes the design and construction of a new facility for the College of Pharmacy.
Project Status
Square Footage
Project Cost
Construction Start Date
March 2017
Substantial Completion Date
June 2019
Awarded To
Miron Construction Company Inc
OPN Architects