CO Architects
The Health Sciences Education Building, an inter-professional academic medical and health sciences training facility, serves multiple programs of two universities in a signature building on a new biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix. The iconic design meets the institutions’ aspirations for identity, sustainability, and powerful new learning environments. The program merges traditional and emergent learning spaces, from advanced classrooms and learning studios to clinical skills and simulation laboratories. The design responds to its urban locale and desert environment. A unique copper façade protects the building from direct solar exposure and provides a ventilated air cavity that helps cool it. Dual building wings create a tall, narrow “canyon” space topped by a PTFE scrim shade that regulates air and light. CO Architects: Executive & Design Architect; Ayers Saint Gross, Associate Architect
Health Sciences Education Building, Phoenix Biomedical Campus
University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University

Phoenix, AZ

  • 264,000 GSF
  • Completion date 2012