850 PBC Opens on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Located adjacent to ASU’s downtown campus, the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) Innovation Center expands the downtown biomedical corridor to the northern edges of the urban core. Designed to integrate research, entrepreneurial activity, and corporate engagement, the building offers opportunities for meaningful collaboration with the building tenants and community.

The PBC Innovation Center serves as a bridge between the surrounding neighborhoods, the academic community and the professional community. The building’s design purposefully invites the neighborhood to participate in its success through the first floor program elements that are visually porous and accessible. As part of a specific place, the building architecture draws inspiration from the saguaro cactus. As the saguaro has adapted to the local bioclimatic conditions, the architecture for the PBC Innovation Center creates an elegant solution that is appropriate to its space. The building and interior space orientation, as well as the directionally systemic relationship between glazing and shading systems are critical in the design, as well as performance.


Anchored by Arizona State University, the PBC Innovation Center is a 226,000 square-foot research and office building designed to expand ASU’s research footprint in downtown Phoenix and facilitate growth of the private sector in bioscience and health technology.

What you will find at 850 PBC

  • 7 stories, fully lab-enabled
  • LEED Silver certification projected
  • Located in the Evans-Churchill neighborhood in downtown Phoenix
  • Walking distance to public transportation, new residential buildings, hotels, restaurants and arts district
  • Part of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, and other biomedical groups. Learn more at biomedicalphoenix.com

For Additional Information Contact

Kyle Jardine  

Director, Development, Wexford Science + Technology

e: kyle.jardine@wexfordscitech.com   p: 801.450.2043

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