Gallery: Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beauti...

Arizona State University is quickly working to expand its downtown Phoenix campus, and one of its newest additions is the infill building for the College of Nursing. Clad in prefabricated copper panels, the now shiny exterior will eventually weather in the desert climate. Shade, a tight budget and the incorporating the building into the urban fabric were all major factors for the SmithGroup while designing the new educational facility. With special attention to passive solar design, recyclable materials, energy and water efficiency, the College of Nursing is an important gateway to the ASU downtown campus and has also achieved a LEED Gold certification.

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