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Collaborative Effort Pays Off as UA's HSEB Celebrates Grand Opening

The official grand opening of the new Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus was also the celebration of a collaborative effort on the part of two general contractors and two architectural firms.

In an unprecedented collaboration, the 6-story, $135M, 268,000 SF facility was built so the state could expand its medical education facilities. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has expanded its class size and Northern Arizona University has increased its health-related offerings in the building.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, NAU President John Haeger and Arizona Board of Regents Chair Rick Myers were on hand to formally unveil the new building, which now houses more than 300 health science students from the two state universities.

Representatives of the building team — architects CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross and the joint venture contractors DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc. — were in attendance as well.

One of the signature points of the HSEB is its copper exterior. More than 250,000 pounds  of 99.9% recycled copper was used. The work was done by Kovach.

>> The UA College of Medicine: Phoenix currently anchors the biomedical campus and currently hosts 265 medical students, including its expanded class of 80 new first-year students.

>> NAU in Phoenix: The initial class of the physician assistant program includes 25 students, and the physical therapy program has 24 students. Both plan to expand in coming years.

Also on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus are the UA College of Pharmacy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the global headquarters of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and International Genomics Consortium, and Arizona Biomedical Collaborative building.

 

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Multi-Family: Downtown Phoenix Housing Project

Downtown Phoenix Housing Project

Developer: Concord Eastridge
General Contractor: hardison/downey
Architect: Ayers Saint Gross
Location: Roosevelt St. to the north; McKinley St. to the south; Fourth St. to the east; Third St. to the west
Size: 2.9-acre site comprising 2 parcels
The $52M, 2-building, mixed-use project is the first private investing supporting Downtown Phoenix student housing. Plans call for 325 apartment units and 5,000 SF of retail space. Subcontractors include Spectrum Engineers, Dibble Engineering, PK Associates and SmithGroupJJR (landscape architect). Expected completion is 3Q 2013.

AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

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UA College Of Medicine Health Sciences Education Building Celebrates “Topping Out”

Health Sciences Education Building, UA College of MedicineA major Downtown Phoenix development project hit a big milestone October 5, 2011 with the “topping out” of construction of the Health Sciences Education Building on the campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

The final beam of the building was ceremoniously lifted and secured at its highest point with workers and college staff and faculty celebrating midday Wednesday.

The $129M, 264,000 SF building – being built in a joint venture by DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc. – will allow the state to take the next step in expanding its medical education facilities.

The new six-story building will house administrative offices, lecture halls, classrooms, class laboratories and a learning resource center. CO Architects is the design and executive architect; Ayers Saint Gross is associate architect and master planner.

The College of Medicine-Phoenix plans to expand its class size and add instruction as Northern Arizona University will also bring a physician’s assistant and physical therapy programs to the Health Sciences Education Building. 


In its fifth year in Downtown Phoenix, the College of Medicine currently anchors the campus with 192 medical students, admitting 48 per year. After the completion of the Health Sciences Education Building in 3Q 2012, the university plans to admit up to 80 students per class and eventually reach a capacity of 120 per class to address the critical need for physicians in Arizona.

Also on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus are the UA College of Pharmacy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the headquarters of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and International Genomics Consortium, and Arizona Biomedical Collaborative building.

For more information about the Health Sciences Education Building, visit ahsc.arizona.edu.

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Health Sciences Education Building - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010

Education: Health Sciences Education Building

HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION BUILDING

Developer: City of Phoenix
Contractor: DPR Construction and Sundt Construction
Architect: CO Architects (design and executive architect); Ayers Saint Gross (associate architect, master planner.)
Size: 268,000 SF
Location: 455 N. 5th Street

The $129M Arizona Board of Regents HSEB on the Phoenix Biomedial Campus will be occupied by the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. The HSEB is part of the inter-institutional campus for health science education and research. Construction includes a 6-story building housing administrative offices, lecture halls, classrooms, class laboratories and a learning resource center. Ground was broken in May, with an expected completion date of August 2012.

AZRE September/October 2010