Master Plan

The Biodesign Institute is master-planned as four interconnected buildings comprising nearly 800,000 sq. ft. Buildings A and B are complete and house more than 600 faculty, staff and students.

The rendering below shows the facility as it will look when the third building is completed, bringing 535,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art research space to the 14-acre site. The new Biodesign Building C began construction in June 2016, and is scheduled to be completed in June 2018.  Future construction will be initiated as need and funding dictate. 

Building C

The buildings will all share a common entry.  The facility's visitor entrance is at the north end of building B. Parking is in the Terrace Street garage.

buildinga.pngBuilding A

Building A was completed in December 2004 and includes 172,000 square feet on four levels.


buildingb.pngBuilding B

Completed in January 2006, Building B has 175,000 square feet. It faces Tyler Street and serves as the main entrance to the Institute. The lobby features a small café open to the public and a presentation theatre for public seminars as well as Institute meetings.


BuildingCBuilding C

Currently under construction. Watch the construction live on the Biodesign C webcam.

This new, multi-functional research facility will meet the university's growing need for additional laboratory space to secure and perform high-quality research.

Biodesign Institute Building C will include critical lab and research support space designed specifically to promote and enable the creation of cutting-edge, collaborative research clusters. The facility’s design will leverage the university’s investment to maximize the opportunities for research growth.

Biodesign C, which will be located just to the east of Biodesign B on the Tempe campus, is a five-story-plus-basement complex. The building will include laboratories, casework and office layouts that will feature maximum flexibility, adaptability, and expansion based on needs.

Biodesign C will house research from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the Biodesign Institute. It will provide high-quality wet lab space for chemistry, engineering, and the biological sciences.

The building is designed to meet specifications for LEED Silver at a minimum, with intentions of achieving a higher certification.

  • Campus:     Tempe
  • Gross Square Footage:    188,000
  • Total project cost:    $120,000,000
  • Architect:     ZGF Architects LLP/BWS Architects
  • Construction team:    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Project start date:     June 2016
  • Project end date:     June 2018