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About University of Arizona

Project: Health Sciences Innovation Building, University of Arizona
Architect: CO Architects, Los Angeles
Contractor: Kitchell, Phoenix
Contemporary design using BauBuche laminated veneer lumber by Pollmeier
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Date: 2019
Product: Pollmeier BauBuche panels
Application: Flooring, elevator panels, stairs, acoustic walls, stadium seating, counters, millwork

The Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) is a new facility (2019) at the University of Arizona, designed by CO Architects and constructed by Kitchell of Phoenix.

HSIB is a 9-story structure with a 220,000 square foot interior, providing world-class spaces for simulation, practice, learning, and community interaction.  Located at the University of Arizona’s Health and Sciences campus in Tucson.  HSIB was designed to enhance and unite healthcare disciplines by creating collaborative environments.  The facility provides flexible learning spaces suited for groups of all sizes, including clinical skill building and simulation centers for a variety of uses and applications.

  • This product was chosen for its exceptional durability, contemporary aesthetic, as well as being both green, (‘cradle to grave,’) and PEFC certified
  • The natural color of this German Beech product, without need for stain was an especially important product feature
  • The grey tones, created by the phenolic glue lines, made this natural wood product CO Architects’ “modern” lumber of choice

Credit: University of Arizona HSIB Building / CO Architects / Kitchell Contracting

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