概述 | Program


The University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine-Phoenix, in partnership with and Northern Arizona University (NAU), is creating a new model for an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to health sciences education and research.  Innovative in this endeavor is the collaboration and merging of these programs from two universities with distinct institutional cultures on one campus—Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.

▼建筑外观,Exterior view © Bill Timmerman


The Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) is part of the inter-institutional campus for health science education and research, and supports the colleges of medicine, allied health, and biomedical informatics.  The new 268,000-square-foot, six-story facility consists of administration and faculty offices, lecture halls, learning studios, flexible classrooms, student and faculty services, clinical skills suite, simulation suite, gross anatomy facilities, class laboratories, learning resource center, cafeteria, student lockers, group study rooms, conference rooms and miscellaneous building support.  HSEB and future research buildings are connected by a north-south structure that houses public functions and spaces for the occupants of these facilities as part of an effort to ensure that educators, researchers, students, and teachers meet and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to pedagogy and research.

▼建筑与校园绿地相连,The building is connected to the green area of the campus © Bill Timmerman


A key characteristic of the program is a model of collective resources shared by the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy, and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, as well as by Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services programs.  An interactive planning process, which involved educators from the cross-section of health sciences disciplines, has worked collaboratively to create an educational vision of a team-based continuity of care model.

▼公共大厅,Lobby © Bill Timmerman


设计 | Design

规划和建筑设计方案由CO Architects开发,目标是在菲尼克斯市中心的一处28英亩的城市场地内建造一个兼顾独立性与合作性的健康科学教育和研究园区。健康科学教育大楼(HSEB)的设计从亚利桑那的山脉与峡谷中汲取灵感,并对日照强烈且温度极端的沙漠气候做出了回应。大楼的选址遵循了Ayers Saint Gross制定的总体规划,该规划在校园建立了南北走向的中央绿地,连接了位于南侧的历史建筑和未来将在北侧落成的研究设施。

The program and building design were developed by CO Architects to support an independent and collaborative health sciences education and research campus on a 28-acre urban setting in downtown Phoenix.  The design for the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) draws inspiration from Arizona’s mountains and canyons and responds to the desert climate, characterized by intense sunlight and extreme temperatures.  The siting of the building originates from the master plan by Ayers Saint Gross that establishes a north-south central campus green connecting the historic buildings to the south with future research facilities to the north.

▼南立面夜景,South facade by night © Bill Timmerman


The Arizona desert climate and need for reduced energy consumption informs much of the design for HSEB, from the siting to the fenestration.  The facility is organized into east-west wings connected to a north-south axis establishing the eastern boundary of the campus.  The building’s form and its orientation result from efforts to minimize the intense effects of the Arizona sun.

▼场地平面图,Site plan


South-facing façades combine overhangs with perforated screens that function as sunshades; extensive studies of the window locations and the program requirements for the internal spaces informed the fenestration pattern as well as the shading devices.  Vertical fins control sun penetration on the north.  The wings are inflected to self-shade the walls and to create east-west “canyons.”  Space between the two wings is tall and intentionally narrow.  Windowless east and west façades are incised to create north and south fenestration.

▼俯瞰“峡谷”空间,Overlook to the canyon © Bill Timmerman


In the canyon, there are more glazed openings at the lower level with fewer windows near the top.  Natural light is harnessed to flood the lower portions of the canyon with light.  The canyon is clad in light-colored, burnished concrete block to provide cool thermal mass and reflectivity.  At the top of the canyon is a PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) scrim roof that helps regulates sunlight penetration.  Exhaust air from the buildings heating, and cooling systems flow into the canyon because the exhaust air temperature is lower than the ambient outside air and therefore helps to cool the outdoor space. The project is targeting LEED®-NC Gold certification.

▼交通空间,Circulation © Bill Timmerman

▼灵活多样的学习空间,Flexible studying spaces © Bill Timmerman

▼自习室,Study room © Bill Timmerman


The canyon metaphor also applies to the materiality of the building.  To connect the built environment to the surrounding landscape and bring nature into the heart of downtown Phoenix, the color and patina of the building skin draw from the peaks and mountains prevalent in Arizona.  The striations of the surrounding mountains are abstracted by folding the building’s copper skin creating a visual connection to the surroundings.

▼建筑立面局部,Facade partial view © Bill Timmerman


HSEB provides a range of established-to-vanguard skills-based and simulation settings that sustain the gamut of health sciences inter-professional training programs.  This complex provides learning environments to train 1,200 medical professionals.  It will also serve as a learning and teaching resource for the research community.

▼图书室,Library © Bill Timmerman

▼阶梯教室,Lecture hall © Bill Timmerman

▼教学设施,Learning facility © Bill Timmerman

▼一层平面图,Plan 1st floor © CO Architects

▼二层平面图,Plan 2nd floor © CO Architects

▼三层平面图,Plan 3rd floor © CO Architects

▼四层平面图,4th floor © CO Architects

▼五层平面图,5th floor © CO Architects

▼六层平面图,Plan 6th floor © CO Architects

Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB)
Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Design and Executive Architect: CO Architects
Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA, design principal
Scott Kelsey, FAIA, principal-in-charge
Jonathan Kanda, FAIA, LEED AP, principal/project architect
Andy Labov, FAIA, LEED AP, principal/senior architect
Jenna Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP, principal/senior architect
Arnold Swanborn, AIA, LEED AP, associate principal/senior design architect Tony Moretti, FAIA, technical principal
Jatin Kayastha, designer
Luciana Tagliaferri, LEED AP, designer
Lilit Ustayan, LEED AP, designer
Shiyi Zhang, LEED AP, designer
Joqua Jordan, project assistant
Jesse Carrillo, designer
Kevin Kavanaugh, project team
Marie Malone, project team
Associate Architect, Master Planner: Ayers Saint Gross
Jack Black, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal
Sean R. Rosebrugh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project manager
Eric Zobrist, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project architect
Michelle Kollmann, LEED AP BD+C, designer, interiors
Kristina Abrams, RA, LEED AP BD+C, technical production
Justin Dahl-James, RA, LEED GA, technical production
Eliseo Ramirez, technical production
William Whitfield, technical production
Contractor, Preconstruction, Construction Manager at Risk:
DPR Construction • Sundt Construction, Inc., a Joint Venture
Peter Berg, LEED AP, DBIA, design builder project director, DPR
Djuro Rosic, LEED AP, general superintendent, DPR
Derek Kirkland, LEED AP, preconstruction director, DPR
Greg McDermott, superintendent, DPR
Ivan Christiansen, MEP manager, DPR
Cassie Robertson, LEED AP, estimator, DPR
Corey Munoz, MEP preconstruction estimator, DPR
Janet Howe, safety director, DPR
Gil Salazar, safety manager, DPR
Justin Schmidt, LEED AP, BIM manager, DPR
Erika Byse, LEED AP, scheduling manager, DPR

Wayne Einbinder, PE, LEED AP, DBIA, senior project director, Sundt Kent Bosworth, LEED AP, DBIA, project director, Sundt
Terry Abair, preconstruction manager, Sundt
Kent Gabrielson, senior project engineer, Sundt
Cassandra Halverson, LEED AP, field engineer, Sundt
Michelle Pomeroy, project administrator, Sundt
Kira Bruun, intern, Sundt
Stewart Grauer, CPC, senior preconstruction project manager, Sundt Raymond Baker, DBIA, senior estimator, Sundt
Owner/Client: Arizona Board of Regents
Users: University of Arizona; Northern Arizona University
Site: Phoenix Biomedical Campus (Owner: City of Phoenix)
Cost: $187 million (includes $99 million construction cost)
Size: 268,000 square feet