Arizona State University, College of Nursing & Health Innovation
This award-winning, five-story glass and copper structure claimed not only critical interest when it opened but it also met an aggressive schedule through integrated project delivery (IPD) with partner DPR Construction. The catalyst for the expansion was rapid growth at Arizona State University at a new downtown Phoenix campus, which made way for a larger College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Arizona State University
Architecture, Health Sciences, Higher Education, Interiors, MEP Engineering, Sustainable Design
2010 DBIA National Design Build Award - Education Projects over $25 million
2010 Best Overall Design, 1st Place National - Metal Architecture Magazine Awards
2010 Wall Panel Category, Honorable Mention - MetalMag Design Awards
2010 APS Energy Award - AIA Arizona
2010 Honor Award - AIA Western Mountain Region Design Awards
2010 Honoree - AZRE| Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine
2010 Best Educational Project - RED Awards, (Arizona Real Estate Development Awards), AZRE|Arizona Commercial Real Estate
2010 Design Excellence Award - Education, PRIDE Awards, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Southwest Chapter
2010 Southwest Contractor Best of 2010 - Higher Education/Research
SmithGroup's design solution supports healthcare learning and research for more than 3,000 students while delicately balancing the needs of a multi-pronged client structure. The City of Phoenix -- which owns and leases the building -- envisaged an urban gesture that would add character to an evolving downtown core. The university saw the opportunity for an elegant icon to draw attention and students, but it also focused on a tight budget and very short, 18-month schedule.
As for the College, the priorities included modern spaces to support cutting-edge research and learning, as well as a world-class facility to promote its own high-profile program. Since it opened, the building has shared credit for helping boost enrollment by as much as a third.