UA Tumamoc Hill Boathouse Interpretive Center

University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona

Tumamoc Hill is climbed by 1,500 walkers each day and this Tucson landmark receives one half million visitors every year.  This popularity, coupled with the long-standing presence of the University of Arizona’s science program on the Hill, presents an outstanding opportunity for community outreach and the chance to create a “new portal of Tumamoc”.  The goals and vision of this proposed project include enhancing science communication and sharing the history of place through the creation of an Interpretive Center. The beautiful, historic Boat House, located toward the base of the Hill, will be converted into a Visitor’s Center.  The project will also include new science communication outreach offices which will be constructed in place of an existing dilapidated house, limited staff and guest parking, public rest rooms, a shaded amphitheater, and a demonstration garden.  The project will also include the preservation of a shrine that bears significant community value.  A new pedestrian pathway, carefully integrated into the desert landscape, will serve as the organizational spine of the project, re-routing walkers from the road and connecting all of the various components together.  Gates will secure the road where the new pedestrian path begins and ends, necessitating drivers to gain permission, electronically or manually, to continue up the Hill.

Current Phase: Schematic Design

 

Town of Gilbert Heritage District Parking Structure Master Plan

Gilbert, Arizona

Current Phase: Master Plan

 

El Rio Health HealthOn Broadway

Tucson, Arizona

Current Phase: Construction

 

YUHSD Vista Alternative High School, Professional Development Center, and District Administration Offices

Yuma, Arizona

Current Phase: Construction Documents

 

Greenlee County South Annex

Duncan, Arizona

Current Phase: Bidding and Award

 

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute Bldg C

Tempe, Arizona

with ZGF Architects LLP

Biodesign Institute Bldg C will be an expansion of the existing Biodesign Institute on ASU Tempe campus. It will house state-of-the-art research labs, offices, and support spaces. The new building will sit adjacent to the existing Bldg A and Bldg B at the corner of Tyler Street and Rural Road, just north of James Turrell's Skyspace.

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Current Phase: Construction

 

Indian Health Service Supai Clinic

Supai, Arizona

The existing clinic at Supai – a town located within the Grand Canyon and only accessible by helicopter, mule train, or hiking – has reached the end of its useful life. The project to replace this aged and inadequate clinic with a new facility has begun with a facility assessment, feasibility study, and preliminary concept design. The program for the new clinic includes exam and treatment rooms, a dental exam rooms, radiology facilities, community and behavioral health services, a laboratory and pharmacy, as well as administration and support spaces. The clinic is planned as a phased construction, providing basic services in the first phase and expanding to provide for the full needs of the community with the second phase, bringing the final clinic to an estimated 5,000sf. The regular floor plate, modular design, and use of lightweight materials help minimize what building materials must be transported into the canyon. The raised structure allows the natural grade to drain underneath the building and minimizes the concrete needed for foundations. The compact design simplifies patient flows, while pulling support spaces to the center and allowing natural light in all offices and exam rooms.

Current Phase: Schematic Design

 

UA BioScience Research Laboratory

University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona

with ZGF Architects LLP

The BioScience Research Laboratory (BSRL) consists of new research, clinical research and imaging space on four floors plus a basement immediately adjacent and physically connected to both the Keating and Medical Research (MRB) Buildings in the University of Arizona’s North Campus District. The design of the BioScience Research Laboratory has been developed to provide both short- and long-term flexibility to help the University and the users keep pace with changing research programs and protocols. The top two floors of the building are designed as wet laboratory research areas, but can be flexibly interchanged with dry laboratory uses in increments of two Principal Investigator (PI) modules with minimal renovation and disruption to adjacent research activities. The imaging facilities in the basement have been designed to include a total of six imaging suites, including two small animal MRIs and four suites available to support a range of potential human and large animal imaging modalities. In addition, space has been provided for High Resolution Ultrasound, Optical Scan/Ultrasound, Autoradiography and Micro CT/PET/PET-CT imaging modalities. The design supports the addition of large, complex equipment, such as a cyclotron, in the future.

Current Phase: Construction
Projected Completion: Fall 2017