Health Sciences Innovation Building – Arnold Swanborn, AIA, LEED AP, Design Director; Jonathan Kanda, FAIA, PA LEED BD+C, Project Director; Alex Korter, AIA, RIBA, PA LEED BD+C, project manager
Terracotta: Boston Valley. Metal/glass curtain wall: Kovach Building enclosure. Concrete: Baker Concrete Construction. PVC roofing membrane: Sarnafil. Glass: Northwest Industry. Sliding door: Dorma. Hydraulic door: Schweiss. Acoustic ceiling: Arktura, Kirei. Suspension grille: Armstrong ACT. Removable partitions: Skyfold & Modernfold, Maharam. Panels, cabinet design, integration: Pollmeier Baubuche. Paint and stain: Sherwin Williams. Wall coverings: Designtex, BuzziSpace, Filzfelt, Camira. Tiles: Daltile, Heath Ceramics. Plastic laminate: Abet laminate, Formica. Special coating: Avonite. Tough floors: Forbo, Mondo, Capri Cork, Mannington, Armstrong. Carpet: Barren Centiva. Raised floors: Tate. Elevators/escalators: Arizona Elevator Solutions.
Health Sciences Innovation Building
Design: The Hospital Science Innovation Building (HSIB), designed by CO Architects, provides state-of-the-art multidisciplinary and interprofessional medical and health education on the campus of the University of Arizona Medical Sciences institution in Tucson, AZ. The 230,000 square foot, $128 million facility combines learning and collaboration between clinical teams, students and faculty of medicine, pharmacy, pharmacy, and public health. The facility includes 27,000 square feet of clinical and simulation facilities with a variety of teaching facilities, new technologies, and educational applications to accommodate groups and teams of all sizes, and less. In addition, it has wet and dry research facilities and student collaboration to promote industrial cooperation.
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The terracotta facade facing east refers to the red brick building vernacular that existed at the school and was inspired by the Arizona saguaro cactus, which has alternating bands of light and dark along its back. Keeping in mind the importance of craftsmanship, architects create delicate structures by turning and bending each piece of clay through a special molding process. Terracotta panels have been spaced together to provide shade while allowing natural light to filter into spaces that are used frequently. A clay pathway tapers in front of two tall niches that welcome natural light and views of student-focused study spaces, including study areas, lounges and concentration rooms. Teras are increasingly integrating building users with the environment and schools. Folding roof fins provide more sunlight to the interior space.
The coating concept takes stone, glass and steel structural designs. Standing on a terra cotta exterior on the east side, this 25-foot-wide seven-storey building functions as a “room” to accommodate all student activities. Behind the roof, the building is based on two separate buttress cores nine stories wide with a gap of 90 feet between them. All the main elements of the building system (stairs, shafts and steps) were attached to the west side in a core covered with stone and folded metal. This allows the structure to support nine floors of lineless open space to meet the school’s need for flexibility and future flexibility. The north and south facades feature glass curtain walls with solar panels to reduce heat entering the building.
Mixed classrooms for interactive sessions can be adapted to accommodate 300 students in large classes and 120 students in middle classes. Black box theater creates a simulated environmental space based on reality, multiple experiences, and is carried out through observational observation. The ground floor has a four-story glass-enclosed “conference room” with seating for socializing, an exhibition space for 50 to 400 people, and a restaurant. The Special Meeting Room allows for ample space for white coats or graduations by opening three hangar glass doors 30 feet high.
HSIB is CO Architect’s third building for the University of Arizona. The company previously completed the award-winning Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building in 2017 and the Health Sciences Education Building in 2012, both adjacent to the biomedical research campus in downtown university in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The Company: Los Angeles-based CO Architects is recognized nationally for architectural planning, design, and engineering in higher education, science and technology, and hospitality, health, and working with employers from coast to coast. CO Architect’s specialty areas include schools of transformative medicine and clinical surgery, research and teaching, and innovative clinical centers of higher education, clinical, and urban schools. CO Architects is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Architecture Firm of the Year Award from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. (Left to right) Allan Hamilton, director of the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center, Kevin Moynahan, dean of education for the College of Medicine–Tucson, and Deana Ann Smith, instructor of health simulation, work on a life-size virtual dissection table. (Photo by Kris Hanning/Health Science)
The Medical Sciences Innovation Building offers plenty of space for students to study individually or in groups, or to relax and recharge. (Photo by Kris Hanning/Health Science)
The nine-story, 220,000-square-foot Health Sciences Innovation Building, which opened this summer on North Cherry Avenue and East Mabel Street, has many distinctive designs, introducing new ideas to space, medical education, and research.
We will begin our tour on the ground floor, where the Forum, a stage with bleachers, will draw the public to the school. The south windows of the conference room can be opened and the air conditioning is designed to reduce energy loss.
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“There are three 21-foot doors that open, creating an indoor/outdoor space,” said Angie Souza, senior director of University Health Sciences Conference venue planning and facilities.
The conference ceiling sound treatment was designed by Arktura, who crafted sound absorption technology with fibers woven from recycled plastic bottles, arranged in a geometric pattern that resembles an elongated sea of origami diamonds.
Faculty Commons is a relaxing space for faculty to spend time meeting with their peers. This hotel has a meeting room, newspapers and free coffee. This space encourages interaction between faculty, combining the spirit of the university with the medical school.
“The Commons offers flexible, open spaces with the support of technology, as well as private meeting rooms,” said Holly Moye, Director of Health Partnerships and Events. “We know that we need to create space not only for students, but also for HSIB to be a center for cooperation in the field of school health.
Health Innovation Hub
Adjacent to Commons is the Advisory, where faculty can meet representatives from Tech Launch Arizona, BIO5 Institute, Eller College of Management, James E. Rogers College of Law, College of Engineering, and others.
“If faculty have ideas and want questions answered, instead of having to get in their car and drive downtown (to the University Services Annex building), the Student Services Center will be a parking lot,” Souza said.
Now that more and more lectures are being recorded and posted online, researchers found that many students are skipping these classes and watching lectures in their free time. HSIB has “reverse” classes, which leverage this model by providing students with an interactive environment in which they can apply content they have learned on their own.
Creative thinking is a creative problem-solving method that Arizona University of Health Sciences will develop in the fall of 2020 with a class that brings together multiple minds under one roof. Although the Department of Health is the center of this work, it will welcome students from all parts of the University.
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Design Thinking students will have access to meeting rooms to meet in small groups, as well as large classrooms furnished and furnished. The factory will provide the necessary tools to prototype their idea – including a 3D printer, sewing machine and other tools.
The Arizona Center for Technology and Simulation Education is an important part of continuing education and health training, and has a lot of tools in its arsenal: loyal mannequins, virtual and augmented reality equipment triumphs, and art. the country’s leading manufacturer of internal tissues for medical education. Students and doctors can practice medical procedures on real body models before visiting real people.
“We can make tissue that bleeds, breathes, lungs – whatever we want,” said ASTEC director, Regent Professor of Surgery, Allan Hamilton.
ASTEC has its own 3D printing and tissue testing, a unique facility for clinical simulation born out of the collaboration of the engineering and medical schools.
A Floor By Floor Tour Of The Health Sciences Innovation Building
The highlight is SimDeck, a two-story soundstage and training environment with lots of reconfigurable rooms. Here students can step into simulated situations, such as difficult births, fire or serious trauma situations, or basic breathing, suturing, and laparoscopic training. From an adjacent control room, participants are monitored on monitors and they can review their results in a nearby conference room.
Thirty examination rooms are equipped with medical equipment and equipped with patient models – staff who have been trained to represent a particular patient, report their symptoms, and respond to a physical examination as if they had the condition.
Like the eighth floor, the ninth floor features floor-to-ceiling SageGlass windows, which look like photochromic lenses that darken in sunlight. They help block excess light while allowing residents to enjoy views of summertime, soaring eagles and the Santa Rita Mountains. Residents include Michael Dake, senior vice president for health research, too