Health Futures Center
adjacent to Mayo Clinic Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona

Project Info

  • Client

    Arizona State University

  • Size

    145,200 SF

  • Delivery method


  • Role on project

    Prime Architect in assoc. with CO Architects

  • Project Completion:


  • Project Budget:


  • DFDG Team Members
  • Darrin Orndorff

    Architect of Record

  • Denise Orr

    Project Manager

  • Becky Tomasek

    Interior Design

Located on Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus, the Health Futures Center supports interdepartmental research and collaborative programs for both ASU and Mayo Clinic.

This unique project establishes a new anchor for medical innovation, learning, and training.

The 150,000 sf facility accomplishes three things:

  • Assemble expertise and knowledge-creation assets in a place where they can make the greatest impact.
  • Further foster ASU and the Mayo Clinic relationship leading to better solutions, outcomes, and learning through research, clinical expansion, and development of innovative approaches to medicine and health care.
  • Be a catalyst for a concentration of new-age thinkers and new types of institutions thinking about future health needs and innovations.

The facility is a unique blend of wet and dry research laboratories, simulation, workplace, and meeting spaces. The design maximizes interdepartmental shared space encouraging a collaborative and creative environment. The facility features specific clinical skills labs with simulation exam and operating rooms. It includes space for a future MRI build-out, dry and wet labs, physical therapy dry labs, and a teaching kitchen for nutritional programs. A home care lab provides a mock apartment where students can learn how to assist patients in their own homes. The new 300-seat conference center will serve as a  pathway connecting the HFC to the Mayo Clinic campus.

Programs from several ASU schools and colleges will benefit from the proximity of this facility to the Mayo Clinic. ASU programs include the College of Health Solutions, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Fulton Schools of Engineering, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

This project was designed in association with CO Architects.


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“ The goal of the Alliance is to accelerate research discoveries, transform medical education, and improve patient care through practice advances. This building represents both progress in our work together and a commitment to future innovation.” Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., President & CEO Mayo Clinic