Michael Robinson
Creighton University's Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building

Creighton University celebrates grand opening of new Phoenix Health Sciences campus

Sept. 13, 2021
The new facility will serve nearly 800 Creighton health sciences students in Arizona.

Creighton University has completed construction of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building on its Phoenix campus.

The $100 million, 180,000-square-foot facility provides students with active learning spaces and simulation labs, interconnecting staircases to promote physical movement, and natural views, daylighting and open communal spaces to support emotional and social health, according to a RDG Planning and Design news release

The expansion includes a four-year medical school, nursing school, occupational and physical therapy schools, pharmacy school, physician assistant school and emergency medical services program. A second building adjacent to the first may be added in the future.

The seven-level health sciences campus will enroll nearly 900 students, including future physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists and physician assistants by 2025.

Sustainable design elements, including a high-performance façade and outdoor well-being spaces, respond to the natural surroundings to enhance the learning environment and emphasize collaborative pedagogy.

RDG Planning and Design designed the project in collaboration with Butler Design Group and Plaza Companies.

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