Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Wins American Architecture Award

The University of Arizona Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building is the recipient of an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban Studies. Recipients of this prestigious prize represent the most significant new contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, interiors and urban planning in the United States. Winning projects were selected from a shortlist of 340 projects by a distinguished group of design practitioners, educators and critics. The Chicago Athenaeum will host an Awards Gala on June 20th, 2018 at The Institute of International Education in New York to honor this year’s winners.

Inspired by Arizona’s iconic mountains and canyons, the 245,000-GSF Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus honors the region’s urban desert vernacular and geology established by its predecessor, the Health Sciences Education Building, but it presents a different physical interpretation of the tall, cleft, desert rock formations through a pronounced series of setbacks and projections. Read more about the project here.

CO has previously won American Architecture Awards for the Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower, South County Justice Center, Palomar Medical Center, Health Sciences Education Building, Westminster Rose Center Theater & Cultural Center, and Santa Monica College Library.

The full list of 2018 winning projects can be viewed here: