Arizona State Spends $ 60 Million on Major Facilities Project


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Arizona State University has announced the completion of more than 160 projects to improve and build new facilities on various campuses.

Investments totaled over $ 60 million and were completed in time for the fall semester of 2021, according to the university website. ASU’s Facilities Development and Management Department led the upgrades, which included the opening of four new buildings at university sites in Tempe, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Repairs to older buildings and improvements to other areas were also included in the project.

A sample of the projects includes:

The Herald Examiner Building in Los Angeles was a former newspaper printing house that has been renovated for the downtown ASU campus. The building houses an institute of design and art, schools of film, global management, journalism and mass communication, as well as a college of public services and community solutions. The revisions include a space that can accommodate 250 people, a large classroom and subcommittee rooms, and a second floor which includes classrooms and more subcommittee spaces.

The other three floors of the Herald building consist of seminar and conference rooms, press rooms and production studios.

Fusion on First is a new residence on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus that covers 283,000 square feet and 16 floors, with the first three floors dedicated to college programs and a food court. The top 13 floors house 532 residents in four-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments. ASU hopes to obtain LEED Silver certification for the building.

The 111,000 square foot Thunderbird School of Global Management will house graduate programs and include faculty offices, hotel spaces and other support spaces.

ASU’s last major project took place on the Tempe campus in Durham Hall with a renovation that addressed maintenance issues and upgraded a 52,000 square foot six-story tower. A second phase of the project added classrooms and new open work areas.

Dave Lubach is Editor-in-Chief, Facility Market.

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