There’s no topping the excitement at the newly renamed Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building in Downtown Phoenix. There is, however, a top on the building now.
The DPR • Sundt Joint Venture participated in a topping-out ceremony Thursday, raising a beam to the top of the facility. The event was a significant milestone also celebrated by University of Arizona and City of Phoenix officials. Formerly known as the Biosciences Partnership Building, the 10-story, 245,000-square-foot research facility is on track to be completed by January 2017.
The building will unite scientists and researchers from across disciplines to work collaboratively in fighting diseases. It will house, among other tenants, the UA College of Medicine’’s Center for Applied Nanoscience and Biomedicine.
Plans are for the university to pursue expanded partnerships with industry in neuroscience, cardiovascular and thoracic science.
It’s the latest addition to a growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus, a City of Phoenix initiative bringing bioresearch and education downtown. BPB is our fourth project under contract on the campus, including the neighboring Health Sciences Education Building, which houses health education for the UA and Northern Arizona University.