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Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix Emergency Department and Patient Tower

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Our Project

Serving one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Banner Health expanded its Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus to provide a new face, capacity and capabilities to its flagship facility. The three-story emergency department is designed as a podium to the 13-story replacement patient tower, making it the largest and tallest hospital in Arizona. The project team developed a phased approach to effectively design and build the tower without impacting existing operations. Planned with growth and flexibility in mind, the expansion includes infrastructure for two additional towers. HKS is responsible for many of Banner Health’s design standards and room templates, which were used to create efficient and flexible healing environments that also support the hospital’s teaching functions.

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix Emergency Department and Patient Tower

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Square Footage: 678,236

Completion Date: January 2021




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Vice President

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