The Gregory family, founders of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., donated a lead gift of $5 million to PBA on September 20, 2002, to build a new home for the School of Pharmacy, which was completed and occupied in August 2004.
The distinctive four-story structure, containing nearly 45,000 square feet of floor space, is wired for Internet access throughout and equipped with smart classrooms that offer a full range of audiovisual instruction. Three 84-seat lecture halls (one for each of the three on-campus pharmacy classes) open into a full-sized auditorium that seats 250. Electrical outlets are spaced throughout the lecture halls, enabling every student to plug in a laptop computer. The building also contains three 40-seat classrooms, a large pharmaceutics lab, a sterile products lab, and a research lab. In addition to standard classrooms and labs, Gregory Hall has many conference rooms and small group "break-out" rooms for group activity and collaborative study.
Other unique features of Gregory Hall include: