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RAS Recognized as a 2018 Building St. Louis Awards Winner

Published on 13 April 2018

St. Louis College of Pharmacy was recently named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Building St. Louis Awards winners for 2018. The College’s Recreation and Student Center (RAS) was recognized in the private projects category featuring projects valued over $10 million.

Each year, the St. Louis Business Journal accepts nominations for the awards, which honor St. Louis area commercial real estate projects that have made a positive impact in the community.

The grand opening of the RAS marked the end of a two-phase construction project that has added more than 400,000 square feet of space to campus. The project began with the addition of the six-story, 213,000-square-foot Academic and Research Building, which offers state-of-the-art academic space for students and faculty.

The RAS provides students with one-stop access to study space, academic and personal support resources, dining options and fitness and recreation. The $50 million, 193,000-square-foot, seven-story building also houses a competition gymnasium and training facilities, along with a 220-bed residence hall for first- and second-year students that has doubled the amount of living space on campus.

Paric Corporation managed the construction of the RAS, while the building’s design was created by St. Louis-based architecture firm, Forum Studio.

“We’re thrilled to have been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal for this transformational project,” said John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of the College. “Not only has the RAS made a significant visual impact on our campus and on the Central West End as a whole, it is also providing students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College with unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow.”

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