Arizona State University | Institute of Religion

Location: Tempe Arizona

Completion: 09/07

Size: 44,000 sf

Architekton’s first project with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began in 2001 to design the new Institute of Religion. The Institute is located in the middle of the Arizona State University Tempe Main campus. The Institute’s Mission is to support and serve ASU students via their presence on the campus.

The new 40,000 square foot, two-story Institute Building is designed to encourage positive experiences. The Institute includes a Chapel with seating for 400 occupants with weekly worship services on Sundays.

The Education Center includes seven large classrooms and computer labs. Each classroom is equipped with surround- sound video projection capabilities. The Youth Recreation Room is suited for game activities and team meetings. The building also includes recording studio capabilities and a high-tech AV system installed throughout the building, kitchen and dining rooms, and four Bishop/Counseling offices.

The project includes a 615-vehicle, four-level parking structure with related site improvements.

Project Facts

Client | The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

Sustainability | LEED Gold

Cost | $44.1M

Contractor | Okland Construction

Type | GC - Select Bid List


2008 Southwest Contractor Best Masonry Award

2008 Arizona Masonry Guild Award of Excellence


Greg Lambright | Principal in Charge

John Kane | Lead Designer

Jeff Consbruck | Project Architect

John Cahoon | Project Manager

Mike Monaghan | Job Captain

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