Asu Poly | Student Recreation Center

Location: Mesa Arizona

Completion: 02/11

Size: 62,000 sf

The goals for the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex included a design that responds to a unique existing context of using commodity materials and expressive constructs to reflect the campus's engineering focus; creates the social anchor as the campus transitions from commuter to residential programs; defines the edge of an emerging mall; reflects ASU's sustainability goals; and attracts students into a program that will lead to life-long fitness skills.

Integrated design concepts include:

  • Desert appropriate sustainable planning and design strategies
  • An exterior lobby tempered by cooled building exhaust air that connects internal and external programs
  • Expressive systems and constructs that add to the existing campus didactic environment
  • Interconnected volumes of activity and “fitness neighborhoods”
  • Creative use of maintenance free, off-the-shelf commodity materials
  • Contextually expressive elements that respond to the campus architecture
  • Use of texture to activate and transform the building throughout the day and night

Project Facts

Client | ASU

Sustainability | LEED Gold

Cost | $19.1M

Contractor | Gilbane

Type | CMAR


2015 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility

2014 Arizona Masonry Guild Award of Excellence

2013 AIA Arizona Kemper Goodwin Award


Tom Reilly

Anton Foss

John Kane

Michael Rosso

Brie Smith

Greg McDowell

Suhoon Bae

Doug Brown

Rachel Usher

Carmen Moussa

in collaboration with 360 Architecture


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