Mayo Clinic is a world-wide leader in medical care, teaching, and research. Its Arizona campus serves thousands of people from around the world each year. The clinic’s original Arizona presence began in Scottsdale, but moved to a 210-acre Phoenix campus in the 1980s because of concerns the Scottsdale campus would not be able to accommodate long-term growth. Scottsdale is still home to Mayo’s outpatient clinic, but the Phoenix campus is now the primary service location, with the hospital and additional clinic services. It is also the likely home for future expansion in research and education (potentially in partnership with Arizona State University). The master plan provides development guidelines for the two campuses. The mixed-use program includes millions of gross square feet of space for clinical functions, research, learning, administration, residential, hospitality, and retail. A natural arroyo landform formed the organizing framework for the original Phoenix plan with an accompanying climactically appropriate, highly functional open space system that included a hierarchy of arrival courts, walks, gardens, and courtyards, but changes in the regulatory environment, increases in allowable density, and the establishment of the Arizona Biomedical Corridor, create possibilities for future growth to better connect the clinic to synergistic external partners.
DumontJanks team members led the design of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.