The City of Phoenix has made a commitment to the expansion of bio-technology as a generator of growth and prosperity in the Valley. Ribomed Technology hired Carlos Murietta to create a master plan for the corner of 7th Street and Van Buren. The plan calls for the adaptive re-use of an existing office building to jump-start the development of a 230,000 GSF complex. The complex is designed to support administrative offices, research labs, general support areas and service facilities.
The planning and design program included a requirement that all research operations be equipped and able to stay current for a period of ten years. The overall plan is designed in “blocks” that allows for flexibility in staffing future research and maximize efficiencies of circulation and material support.