St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the only fully accredited, private and independent school in the nation exclusively dedicated to pharmacy, educating more than 90% of the area pharmacists. In 2000, Mackey Mitchell developed a master plan to strengthen the college's image and sense of community. Situated on a tight five-acre urban medical site, an eight-story building was the solution to meeting space needs. By pushing the $17 million, 110,000SF building as far to the south of the site as possible, a new grassy quad was defined with access to a glass-wrapped dining pavilion providing a new social hub for the entire campus.
Under Mackey Mitchell's guidance, in just two and a half years, the college razed their old dorm; built a new residence hall with a dining pavilion; gut-renovated and expanded the main academic building; expanded the parking garage; built a central power plant; relocated their IT department and installed an integrated campus-wide-wireless network; and closed Parkview Place and turned it into a pedestrian mall with its a new quadrangle at the campus center.
Six times larger than any building project in the college's 139-year history, construction and renovation was finished on time and under budget and the transformation has dramatically increased enrollment. "Your firm viewed us as an important client, and brought a clear perspective that encompassed the whole area," said Thomas Patton, former president of the college.
We now have a campus that is the kind of place where students want to be.
- Thomas Patton
(Former) President, St. Louis College of Pharmacy