University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building

The new Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) is an interprofessional, multidisciplinary medical and health education training, research and simulated practice…

Flexible Building Supports Community, Collaboration & Wellness

University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building

Tucson, AZ

The new Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) is an interprofessional, multidisciplinary medical and health education training, research and simulated practice facility.

Supporting the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health, as well as clinical skills and the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC), HSIB enables integrated education among teams of health professionals, students and faculty. The wide variety of program spaces distributed throughout the building vary in scale and are linked by stairs to promote health, activity and interaction.

The program includes a clinical skills and simulation center, classrooms and flexible team learning areas, research labs, and social and collaboration spaces. It is LEED Gold certified. CO Architects: Executive & Design Architect; Swaim Associates: Associate Architect.

"We’re reimaging medical education, merging new technology, innovative curriculum and leading-edge design to provide our students with the most comprehensive training, knowledge and resources they need to be successful, team-oriented health professionals.”

Leigh A. Neumayer, M.D., M.S., FACS, Former Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Arizona

Project Name

Health Sciences Innovation Building

Size

230,000 GSF

Client

University of Arizona

Completion Date

2019

Services

Programming
Simulation Planning
Architecture
Interior Design

Location

Tucson, AZ

Awards

  • Interior Design, 2020 Best of Year Honoree
  • World Architecture News, 2021 WAN Awards Shortlist, 2020 American Architecture Award
  • The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design
  • Architecture Masterprize, 2020 Honorable Mention 
  • AIA|LA, 2021 Merit Award
  • AIA California, 2021 Honor Award
  • AIA Arizona, 2020 Distinguished Architecture Award