Fulton Center: Arizona State University Foundation
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.
In collaboration with Gould Evans Associates
Architekton Studio Team
- Project Team
Owner: Arizona State University Foundation
Developer: Lincoln Property Company
Collaborating Architect: Gould Evans Associates
Structural: Paul Koehler Associates
Landscape: Urban Earth Design
Interiors: McCarthy Nordburg
Parking Structure: Carl Walker, Inc.
Mechanical/Electrical: Energy Systems Design
Environmental Graphics: Thinking Caps
Envelope: Arcadia/Ken Martinek
Lighting: RC Lurie/Darryl Gregg
AudioVisual: Convergent Technologies
Glass: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
CMAR: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Artist: Al Price
LEED: Harvey Bryan
Photographer: Timothy Hursley, Timmerman Photography, Inc.
2009 BOMA Best Government Project
2007 City of Tempe Beautification Award–Award of Distinction
2007 AZRE + AIA Arizona Chapter Arizona's 150 Greatest Architectural Achievements
2006 AZ Real Estate & Development Merit Award
2005 Arizona Real Estate & Development AZRED Merit Award
2005 Arizona ASLA Chapter Design Award
2004 NAIOP Best Office Build to Suit
2004 Southwest Contractor Best Steel Project
2007, Real Estate & Construction Review, “The Fulton Center at Arizona State University”
- Project Team