University of Arizona, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Health Science Education Building
The six-story Health Sciences Education Building at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus houses classrooms, lecture halls, offices, and a below-grade research core. The cladding consists of a 45,000 sq ft rain screen comprised of approximately 2,500 vented copper panels over various substrates. The exterior fenestration is primarily four-sided structural-glazed curtain wall elements with aluminum spandrel panels. As the building enclosure consultant, SGH addressed challenges associated with the high temperatures in Arizona and the complicated transitions between numerous cladding materials.