University of Arizona, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Health Science Education Building

Photo by Bill Timmerman

Solution

University of Arizona, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Health Science Education Building

Phoenix, AZ

Client

DPR - Sundt, A Joint Venture

Completion

2012

Awards

2015 Education Facility Design Award of Excellence, American Institute of Architects
2014 Top Ten Green Projects Award, American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment
2014 Facade Award, World Architecture News
2013 RED Award, Most Challenging Project, Arizona Commercial Real Estate
2013 Natural Metals Award, Metal Architecture magazine
2013 Honor Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC)
2013 Best Project, Higher Education/Research, ENR Southwest
2010 Next LA Citation Award, Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
University of Arizona, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Health Science Education Building
University of Arizona, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Health Science Education Building
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 the challenges associated with the high temperatures in Arizona and the complicated transitions between numerous cladding materials.