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

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  • Project Budget:


  • DFDG Team Members
  • Darrin Orndorff

    Architect of Record

  • Denise Orr

    Project Manager

  • Becky Tomasek

    Interior Design

Adjacent to the Mayo Clinic Phoenix, this medical learning facility provides a new and innovative model for the future of healthcare.

The Health Futures Center (HFC) is a three-story, ground-up medical learning facility built for Arizona State University in partnership with the Mayo Clinic. This collaborative center provides a new and innovative model for the future of healthcare professionals where students are taught to treat patients through a whole health model: mind, body, and spirit.

The 150,000-square-foot 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 serves 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