PROJECT INFORMATION

Grand Challenges Research Building

Description

GCRB is a new research facility that will leverage the University of Arizona's core strengths to address the grand challenges identified in Pillar 2 of the University's strategic plan. GCRB will be an interdisciplinary facility designed to foster conversations among sciences and programs. The 7-story building will be located on Cherry Avenue as part of the Wyant College of Optical Sciences complex. The new building will be south of Meinel West, and across the street from the Main Library. GCRB will support research laboratories for expansion of the Optical Sciences under the Office of the Provost to continue advancing the University's international reputation in this field, as well as new sponsored projects for the Office of Research Innovation and Impact.

Status

GCRB is in the Construction Document phase of design. Construction has been delayed due to COVID-19.

Project Number
18-9384
Building Number(s)
126
Current Budget
$7,800,000
Projected Ultimate Budget
$99,000,000
Project Manager
Construction Project Manager
Construction Schedule
TBD - TBD
Contractor
Kitchell Contractors, Inc. of Arizona
Phase
Design
Design Professional
ZGF Architects/BWS Architects
Delivery Method
Design/Build
GSF
115,000
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