People: Architect, SmithGroup Inc., Phoenix; general contractor, DPR Construction Inc., Phoenix; and metal installer, Kovach Inc., Chandler, Ariz.
Products: About 28,000 square feet (2601 m2) of Cambridge, Mass.-based RHEINZINK America Inc. preweathered and graphite gray zinc was installed as the building skin.
Fine Points: As the second of two new buildings on a biomedical campus, the 4-story facility includes a wet research laboratory space for the University of Arizona, Tucson, and dry research space for Arizona State University, Tempe. On the interior, two tones of zinc are used to frame the main building entrance and common area. The main circulation stairs also are wrapped in zinc.