The Health Futures Center creates a new campus and building for Arizona State University, supporting flagship programs with Mayo Clinic to help discover health innovations and navigate new challenges. The new 142,000-sf building encourages transdisciplinary partnerships with a flexible multifunctional program of research laboratories, simulation suites, workspaces and instructional rooms, a conference center and meeting space.
In response to the events that took place mid-2020, CO felt the need to broaden diversity and inclusion initiatives to include justice and equity, creating a CO JEDI Task Force. It can no longer be ignored that racism exists, and CO’s mission is to dismantle systemic racism by taking decisive action and empowering marginalized voices.
Before CO designed a client’s new office space, the design team led the client through a Cultural Change Management process. Programming began with a Visioning Workshop, followed by crew meetings, during which the program and the characteristics of each space in the program were defined with increasing detail. Learn more about the process during the design of the Satellite Design & Prototyping Laboratory.
CO Architects worked closely with this client to transform their space into a functional, integrative and collaborative office environment with work showcased on a “tour route” for the public and their future clients.
SoCal NOMA introduced their first Virtual Summer Camp – a three day virtual program with classroom, assignments, exhibits, workshops and presentations. CO Architects participated mentoring minority children in architecture through this three-day virtual classroom.
COworkers explain the design process of UCLA Rosenfeld Hall after reaching a design milestone. Take a look through a series of gifs and images to learn how the design team creatively reviews design options with UCLA to understand all the nuances of the project in real-time.