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" This Bio Park can help us move the technology out of the university and into the marketplace. "

Bruce Wright Associate Vice President for University Research Parks, University of Arizona

The University of Arizona retained NBBJ to develop a Framework Plan to guide the planning of the Arizona Bioscience Park, a future campus supporting bioscience technology in Tucson, Arizona. The project scope included building and open space programming, guiding framework principles for site planning and development, and establishing a vision for the park. The project represents a unique opportunity to create a bioscience park devoted to the convergence of biomedical technology, science practice, and business development.

With NBBJ’s assistance, the University of Arizona was awarded $4.7 million in infrastructure development grants from the economic development administration. The initial phase involves installing necessary infrastructure for the park, and upon build-out, it will support up to 2.4 million square feet of laboratory and office space, a science and technical high school, hotel and conference center, and university housing. In addition, once completed, entrepreneurial activity stemming from the university’s main campus will have a home among private sector technology based business and industry, spurring economic growth in the state.