Arizona State University | Fulton Center

Location: Tempe Arizona

Completion: 11/02

Size: 146,000 sf

Architecturally, the Fulton Center: Arizona State University Foundation building embodies the spirit of the Foundation. The building expresses respect for ASU's strong heritage, while projecting the institution into the future. The red brick and window treatment on the west, north and east sides of the building echoes the architecture of Old Main, as well as the old brick warehouse aesthetic in Downtown Tempe. A contemporary nod to the future, a floating plane of green reflective glass on the south elevation mirrors the trees and architecture from the oldest part of the campus across the street.

The building's signature is a dramatic crystalline prism cut into the reflective glass wall on the south (University Drive) side and situated above the main entry. Beginning two stories above the ground and rising nearly three stories high, this glistening transparent window opening is the Foundation's window to ASU. A landscaped "canyon" plaza connects the building and it's 1,200 car parking structure to the north. The project's site plan reinforces urban edges and pedestrian connections through the project. The parking structure is veneered with a two-story annex building that reinforces a pedestrian oriented transit plaza along College Avenue.

Project Facts

Client | ASU Foundation

Cost | $26M

Contractor | McCarthy Construction

Type | CMAR

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2007 City of Tempe Beautification Award: Award of Distinction

2006 AZ Real Estate & Development Merit Award

2005 Arizona ASLA Chapter Design Award

2004 NAIOP Best Build to Suit Office Building

2004 Southwest Contractor Best Steel Project


Douglas Brown

Mike Flanders

Mohenad Itayim

John Kane

Christopher Kelly

Tom Reilly

Joseph Salvatore

Michael Young

in collaboration with Gould Evans Associates


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