Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

48,000 sq. ft. | Tempe, Arizona | Owner: SCNM | Interiors: Jain Malkin | Construction: LGE Design Build

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Community Commons building is a 48,000 square foot, two story, LEED Platinum classroom building that houses an integrative pain relief center, an organic café and teaching kitchen, a medical library, yoga and fitness studios, and state-of-the-art classrooms.

The goal was to create a positive environment for staff, faculty and students and to engage the people in the surrounding community who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Perched closely to Broadway Road, the exterior design is a modern southwest expression; featuring an inviting two story centralized community area with monumental stair, floor to ceiling glass and clerestory windows providing soothing natural light.

The space planning, interior design, material and color selections were developed based on Evidence-Based Design Principles for Healthcare facilities and provide a healthy and energy efficient environment that resonates with the naturopathic approach to care.