ASU Polytechnic has transformed a decommissioned airbase with a 245,000 square-foot program into a gorgeous new LEED Gold certified campus. The design of the new complex takes full advantage of the temperate climate, utilizing vents for circulation while creating a cohesive pedestrian campus with room to grow. The renovation also removed more than 14 acres of asphalt and concrete and replaced it with lush desert landscape that assists in the restoration of the area’s natural groundwater reserve.
Environmental strategies were taken into consideration throughout the campus’ design. The plan is based on a 30’x30’ repetitive module that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate future curriculum and programmatic changes.
Designed by Lake|Flato Architects in collaboration with RSP Architects, the campus was awarded the 2008 Best Green Building in the US by ENR and is a recent submission in the World Architecture News 2011 awards under the Education Category.