Completed in 1965, Katz Hall is named in honor of Isaac and Michael
Katz, founders of a major Kansas City drug store chain. The building
houses offices and classrooms and was once the location for the School
of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy School has now moved to the Health Sciences
Building on UMKC’s Hospital Hill campus, approximately four miles north
of the Volker Campus.
Katz Hall is now the new home of UMKC’s Architecture,
Urban Planning and Design programs. Students may choose from four programs:
Urban Planning and Design, a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree; and
a cooperative program with Kansas State University that leads to a
five-year accredited degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture/Product
Design and Landscape Architecture.