Arizona State University West | Student Recreation Center

Location: Glendale Arizona

Completion: 01/13

Size: 64,000 sf

The team's goals for the Arizona State University West Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex included a design that respects the traditional brick campus context yet reflects the culture of tomorrow's students;  becomes the social anchor as the campus transitions from commuter focus to residential; defines the south edge of an emerging quad; reflects the sustainability goals of ASU; and attracts students into a program that will lead to an appreciation of life-long fitness skills. Integrated design concepts include:

  • Sustainable planning with building massing and orientation
  • Maximize north views framing the quad
  • Respect the campus typology of courtyard planning
  • Complement the existing brick campus and colonnade context at the base
  • Insert a ‘contemporary’ metal ‘iPod’ into the ‘contextual’ brick docking station base
  • Develop a user friendly interface of program elements as “Apps” on the north façade
  • Create a three story volume of activity and “fitness neighborhoods”

This project received LEED Gold certification.

Project Facts

Client | ASU

Sustainability | LEED Gold

Cost | $17.6M

Contractor | Haydon Building Corp.

Type | CMAR

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2015 Athletic Business Facility of Merit Award


John Kane

Tom Reilly

Michael Rosso

Brie Smith

Rachel Usher

in collaboration with 360 Architecture


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