Phoenix College Nursing SchoolPhoenix, AZ
Design Achievement - The Phoenix College Nursing School offers students a taste of clinical experience in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings, working directly with patients, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals in all major specialty areas. DLR Group's design for Phoenix College's Nursing School is an adaptive re-use of a once windowless bank processing center into a light- filled home consolidating all of the nursing school's functions on campus. The new school provides a state of the art learning environment for students and staff with dynamic spaces housing sophisticated technology and equipment. Architectural improvements integrated with the heritage and character of the mid-century modern Phoenix College campus.
Scope Summary - The scope of work encompassed exterior and interior renovations to a former bank processing center. Adaptive re-use design transformed approximately 30,000 SF into nursing and simulation labs, general classrooms, faculty offices, support and student social spaces. The project also included a new, robust infrastructure including a large backup generator to support a secondary data center for Phoenix College. Designed as an energy efficient facility, the facility's sustainable building elements feature extensive daylighting, highly efficient mechanical systems, and optimal site and window placement to keep energy costs low for the College. DLR Group provided architecture, interiors, structural engineering, and landscape architecture services on the project.