Category: Contractor / Education Larger than 50,000 square feet • WEST
CISCA 2020 Awards
Project: University of Arizona – Health Sciences Innovation Building
General Contractor: Kitchell Contractors Inc. of Arizona
Architect: CO Architects
Phoenix-based acoustical ceiling contractor, TP Acoustics, and LA-based manufacturer, Arktura, brought to reality a new vision for medical training at the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Innovation Building in Tucson, Arizona. Completed by Kitchell Contractors in 2019, with design by CO Architects, the nine-floor 220,000 SF facility provides a world-class environment for health professionals, students, and faculty to work, learn, and collaborate. TP Acoustics and Arktura collaborated to deploy a number of Soft Sound® acoustic solutions across walls and ceilings, enhancing the complex’s aesthetics while giving it the noise control necessary to make it a functional collaborative environment. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the building’s signature atrium, which overcame a number of complex conditions and made innovative use of Arktura’s SoftFold® acoustic baffle system. The result is a forward-thinking space that organically incorporates acoustics and creates a collaborative space capable of attracting the best minds in health.
Copyright credit: CISCA 2020 Construction Excellence Awards.