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Sustainability in the Desert Medical education facility showcases copper design by H. Wayne Seale, AIA, NCARB All photos © Timmerman Photography THE DESIGN OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION BUILDING (HSEB) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE–PHOENIX IS INSPIRED BY THE ICONIC CANYON FORMATIONS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE STATE. MADE USING PREDOMINATELY RECYCLED COPPER, THE MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING’S FAÇADE BLENDS IN NATURALLY WITH ITS SOUTHWESTERN LANDSCAPE, RESEMBLING THE STRATIFIED EARTH LAYERS AND MAJESTIC CANYONS FOR WHICH ARIZONA IS KNOWN. 1 Using nearly 6000 copper panels that were fissured, formed, bent, pressed, and perforated, along with more than 10,000 copper components, this massive 24,898-m 2 (268,000 sf) facility consists of: • six stories of administration and faculty offices; • lecture halls; • learning studios; • flexible classrooms; • clinical suites; • gross anatomy facilities; • laboratories; and • conference rooms. Medical education facility required Students at both the University of Arizona and Northern University Arizona will have access to the HSEB to support various programs, including the colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and 16 the construction specifier | february 2014 CS_February_2014.indd 16 1/14/2014 3:46 PM