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ASU Plans Another Biodesign Building

Arizona State University’s master plan for its Biodesign Institute includes four buildings. The first two, A and B, are completed. The third, Building C, in next on the drawing board. Rendering courtesy of ASU

By Angela Gonzales for Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University is planning to build an additional $100M Biodesign Institute building on its Tempe campus.

This will be the third Biodesign Institute building on that campus. The first two were built in 2004 and 2006.

ASU’s master plan always had four Biodesign Institute facilities comprising 800KSF on the Tempe campus, but when the economy soured, those plans slowed down, and now ASU officials are determining whether to only build this third building, and just make it a larger.

The footprint of the structure remains unclear, as ASU officials determine how dense they want to go.

Dr. Raymond DuBois, executive director of the Biodesign Institute at ASU, said it’s too soon to determine when construction would begin and when it would open.

Building C most likely will house the new Arizona State University-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center that is being developed in partnership with Phoenix-based Banner Health, the state’s largest health system.

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