Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

48,000 SF | Healthcare | Tempe, Arizona 

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Community Commons building is a 48,000 square foot, two-story, LEED Platinum classroom building.  It 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 people in the surrounding community who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle. Perched close to Broadway Road, the exterior design is a modern southwest expression, featuring an inviting two-story centralized community area with a monumental staircase, 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.

Owner: SCNM
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Interiors: Jain Malkin