PHOENIX — Work has started on the new University of Arizona College of Medicine. University officials and local politicians held a groundbreaking ceremony in late November.
The $129 million building will feature 264,000 square feet of space for classrooms, lectures, and offices, according to reports. The addition of the Health Sciences Education building to the campus will allow an increase of students each year, with 120 new students being budgeted from the current level of 48.
“This building embodies the collaborative environment where current and future doctors will learn side by side with pharmacists, nurses and allied health workers to advance science and improve patient care,” says Dr. Stuart Flynn, dean of the university.
The Health Sciences Education Building was designed by CO Architects, based in Los Angeles, Calif., and Ayers Saint Gross, with offices in Tempe, Ariz. The university has engaged the services of Phoenix-based DPR Construction, and Tempe-based Sundt Construction.