Designing the future of medical education

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Photo by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo

Public lecture featuring Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, Design Principal, HOK

Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED

Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C is the design principal for HOK’s NY and Philadelphia practices. He leads the design of all types of projects around the world. He is a member of HOK’s board of directors and design board. 

January 31, 2018
6 pm – 7:30 pm
Hayes Hall 403
UB South Campus

Please RSVP to Corinne Cardy at or 716-829-3385

Explore the design and development of UB's new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with Kenneth Drucker, design principal of HOK, the global architecture firm that led design for the state-of-the-art medical facility and signature addition to the Buffalo cityscape. Welcoming its first students this month, UB’s medical school and integrated transit station serves as a new gateway to downtown and an anchor to the vibrant Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

  • Explore design solutions to the pedagogical and research goals of the university and the creation of a true academic medical campus
  • See how the six-story, 600,000-square foot Jacobs School, featuring terra cotta cladding and a signature light-filled atrium, pays homage to the city’s architectural fabric while setting design standards for the new Buffalo
  • Understand how community conversations and context-sensitive design created a project that integrates with its surrounding residential and business districts
Ribbon cutting ceremony in the atrium of the Jacobs School

Sixty-four years after moving to the South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.

These special events are sponsored by the University at Buffalo and the UB School of Architecture and Planning

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