Tucson, Arizona

CDG Architects provided full architectural services for a new cardiology facility and administrative office building located in northwest Tucson, Arizona. The facility was developed to deliver attentive and personalized patient services without compromise, to distinguish the facility from the trend of today's managed health care systems known for high patient volume requirements and impersonal client services. Components included: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Triage, Lipid Clinic, Clinical Psychologist Offices, Nutritionist Offices, Medical Records, Waiting Room, Administration, Materials and Physical Plant. The building was designed to meet the various needs of its patients while maintaining the cost efficiency required in today’s healthcare climate. This facility was also designed to be able to adapt readily to new medical technologies. Additionally, the Client realized $15,000 in savings through the use of Value Engineering. The client’s main goal was to have a facility “for the people, by the people.” Given Desert Cardiology’s emphasis on preventative medicine, everything about the new heart center reflects a personalized approach. A hotel style atrium welcomes visitors. A “cardiac spa” offers patients mountain views while they exercise. A coffee and juice bar welcomes people into the atrium and provides a relaxing waiting area. A gourmet kitchen is provided for classroom demonstrations about heart healthy cooking. This facility offers the latest in cardiology services in a warm hospitality style setting to reflect the many positive changes on-going in healthcare.

Principal Architect Frank Mascia FAIA, ACHA
Owner/Client Desert Cardiology of Tucson
Contractor Carnes Construction
Date Completed May 1995
Size of Project 35,300 SF New Construction on 5.19 acres
Construction Estimate $3,500,000
Construction Cost $3,698,000
Cost/Square Foot $100
Non-owner generated change orders accounted for less than 1% of total construction cost.