Facilities

College Avenue Commons

College Avenue Commons (CAVC)
College Avenue Commons

New Home of the Del E. Webb School of Construction

A groundbreaking ceremony in early 2012 launched the Block 12/College Avenue Commons building project, the largest infrastructure investment in the Del E. Webb School of Construction program’s 54-year history. The building provides the permanent space and state-of-the-art facilities needed to accommodate student growth and further DEWSC as a leader in construction management programs.

The multi-use building exemplifies cutting-edge construction and best practices in sustainable design. Specialty mechanical and electrical teaching spaces allow students to see how the building operates. Collaborative workspaces, teaching studios and social areas enable students to work together on in-classroom and out-of-classroom projects. The building is also be home to retail and auditorium space, fostering a connection to our community.

The College Avenue Commons (CAVC) was completed in the fall of 2014 with 5 stories and 137,000 square feet of teaching, retail and social space which includes many intricate architectural features, such as a dual outdoor floating staircase with a fountain flowing between the stairs, a roof patio above the auditorium, modern, angular furnishings and fixtures, and even electrical conduit runs which envy fine art.

CAVC Construction Video

Facilities Tour – College Avenue Commons from ASU Engineering on Vimeo.

MacroTechnology Works

Facility Tour – MacroTechnology Works from ASU Engineering on Vimeo.

MacroTechnology Works, located off the Tempe campus in ASU Research Park, is a unique enterprise and research building providing ASU with the ability to advance research in partnership with private industry. MTW launched with a $100 million investment to establish a leading-edge flexible display fabrication facility to support collaborative research among the federal government, ASU and industry to advance full-color flexible display technology and flexible display manufacturing to the brink of commercialization. Along with wet labs, dry labs, high bay space and offices, the facility boasts a number of clean rooms including a most remarkable 40,000-square-foot clean room.

MTW is also home to Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST), ASU’s first national Engineering Research Center (ERC) supported jointly by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE). QESST is working to solve challenges to harnessing solar power in economically viable and sustainable ways.

In addition to QESST and the Flexible Display Center, Fulton Engineering’s School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the Department of Physics and the Material Wave Interaction Lab also conduct research at MTW along with several non-ASU research partners.

Address
7700 S. River Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85284

 

 

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 2

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 2 (ISTB2) is a 66,000-square-foot facility providing researchers with wet labs, high bay spaces, offices and conference rooms. ISTB2 supports research in advanced materials, transportation planning, geotechnical engineering, fluid dynamics and sustainable materials.

Housed in ISTB2, the National Center of Excellence on SMART (Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technologies) Innovations for Urban Climate and Energy is a premier laboratory developing solutions for a continually urbanizing planet, including cool pavement and roofing technologies to moderate growing temperatures in arid and dense urban areas.

Sustainability

ISTB2 earned a Silver rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.

This building earned this rating by minimizing its urban heat island effect, reducing its water use by 30 percent, optimizing energy performance, diverting 75 percent of its construction waste from the landfill, using recycled and regionally available building materials and improving indoor environmental quality.

Address
850 S McAllister Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

 

Brickyard Artisan Court

 

View from the Brickyard courtyard.
View from the Brickyard courtyard

The Artisan Court is part of the Brickyard complex on Mill Avenue and houses classrooms, computer labs and research space for the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Its state-of-the-art classrooms include video broadcasting capabilities supportive of distance learning and collaborative research initiatives.

Address
30 E Seventh St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Biodesign Institute

Untitled-1The Biodesign Institute, housed in the Biodesign A and Biodesign B buildings, is Arizona’s largest investment in biosciences infrastructure to date. Completed in 2004, this institute has unlocked many doors to discovery, including the ability to study and construct systems at the nanoscale—a size 1,000 times smaller than a human hair.

Home to 10 research centers, the Biodesign Institute is a conduit for Fulton Engineering researchers in environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, allowing them to merge their expertise with other ASU scientists. Research includes disease prevention and cures, reduction of injury-induced pain and physical limitations, and renewable and sustainable resources.

The Biodesign Institute is master-planned as four interconnected buildings that will comprise 800,000 square feet. Currently, two buildings (350,000 square feet) are complete and house nearly 600 faculty, staff and students.

These facilities are designed to promote interaction and agility. Lab areas flow together with large windows onto a central atrium, allowing high visibility throughout the building. Within Biodesign Building B, the use of transparent materials is reflective of what is possible, while the use of brick connects the institute to the existing history of Arizona State University. The innovative architectural design of this structure supports the advanced research being conducted at this location and reinforces the Biodesign Institute’s mission of integrating, connecting and accelerating scientific study.

An architectural landmark with more than 20 awards, the facility was named 2006 Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine and became Arizona’s first building to earn platinum-level LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is no wonder the Biodesign Institute has attracted more than $300 million in external funding since its inception, including competitive grant awards and support from philanthropic sources.

Sustainability

Building A earned its LEED Gold certification through minimizing its urban heat island effect, reducing its water use by 30 percent, using recycled and regionally available building materials, maximizing indoor environmental quality, implementing a green cleaning program and contributing to the restoration of its local natural habitat. Both buildings A and B also support a 150 kW solar photovoltaic roof system, which will generate 10 percent of its electricity, as part of the ASU Solarization Initiative.

The Biodesign Institute’s Building B is the first building in Arizona to earn a Platinum rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. Platinum is the highest rating awarded through the LEED system.

Building B earned its LEED Platinum rating by reducing its urban heat island effect, reducing its water use by more than 40 percent, diverting 50 percent of waste generated by its construction from the landfill, using recycled and regionally available building materials, maximizing indoor environmental quality, implementing a green cleaning program and contributing to the restoration of its local natural habitat.


Address

1001 S. McAllister Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Engineering Center (A through F Wings)

The Engineering Center, composed of A through G wings, is an important research and instruction facility for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering comprised of a group of buildings connected by shared courtyards and hallways. This complex houses a majority of the classrooms, research and instructional labs and many administrative offices for the Schools as well as student services including the Engineering Tutoring Center..

This historic Engineering Center A building currently houses research and instructional labs for civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. The third floor is home to the Center for Applied NanoBioscience, one of the Biodesign Institute’s major research centers. The Center for Applied NanoBioscience hopes to develop novel molecular-based diagnostic tests that can be used by individuals and public health systems to facilitate personalized medicine.

Engineering Tutoring Center

The Engineering Tutoring Center offers free tutoring for engineering subjects and their prerequisites. The main tutoring center is located just south of the Engineering Student Center in ECF 100, while the Computer Science tutoring center has facility space at the Brickyard on Mill.

To find out what times and classes are available for tutoring, please visit tutoring.engineering.asu.edu

 

Addresses

Engineering B-C Wing
1011 S Palm Walk

Engineering D-Wing
971 S Palm Walk

Engineering E-Wing
961 S Palm Walk

Engineering F-Wing
951 S Palm Walk

Engineering G-Wing
501 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

Engineering Research Center

The Engineering Research Center (ERC) is home to research and instructional labs, and offices for faculty of:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Also located in the ERC is the Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems Center, the Center for Solid State Electronics Research (CSSER), the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Research Center and NanoFab, a flexible foundry that offers state-of-the-art device processing and characterization tools to individuals and companies.

The ERC houses everything from state-of-the-art nanofabrication equipment to a 100-square-foot clean room to researchers making strides in quantum mechanics, photovoltaics, aeronautics and civil infrastructure.

Address
551 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

Goldwater Center

The Barry M. Goldwater Center for Science and Engineering is shared by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The Goldwater Center contains faculty offices and classrooms, as well as research and instructional labs for:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics

The Goldwater Center is home to several important research centers. Connection One is a National Science Foundation industry/university cooperative research center working closely with private industry and the federal government to develop the technology to enable end-to-end communication systems, as they work at the forefront of developing the next generation of antennas, low-power computer chips and advanced transistor models. Also located in Goldwater is the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science (CSSS), the Sensor, Signal & Information Processing Center (SenSIP), facilities for ion beam analysis and the Advanced Computing Center.

The work conducted in these research centers affects everything from wireless communication to sustainable and environmental technologies to homeland security.

Address
650 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

 

 

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 1

Facility Tour – ISTB 1 from ASU Engineering on Vimeo.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 1 (ISTB1) provides flexible laboratories with adjoining work space.

One such laboratory explores “smart” implant devices that will locate and stimulate specific brain regions to help impaired individuals power robotic arms or alleviate seizures in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Other biomedical engineering research efforts include neural, molecular, tissue and cell research to develop artificial organs, biomaterials and therapeutic devices.

The four-story building encompasses 180,000 square feet, containing 34 laboratory suites, 74 laboratory modules and office space.

Sustainability

ISTB1 earned a Gold rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.

This building’s green building features include drywells that reduce storm water runoff on the site by 25 percent; reflective pavements and roofing (which reduce the urban heat island effect); natural and drought-resistant landscaping that has reduced the site’s irrigation needs by 50 percent; and waterless urinals and low-flow fixtures that reduce ISTB-I’s water consumption by 37 percent compared to a conventional building. To encourage public transportation, ISTB-I provides the infrastructure for 36 percent of its occupants to store their bikes on site. Additionally, over 60 percent of the waste generated during the construction of this building was recycled, and large portions of construction materials contain recycled content and/or were regionally manufactured.

Address
530 E Orange St
Tempe, AZ 85281

 

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4

Facility Tour – ISTB 4 from ASU Engineering on Vimeo.

ASU’s newest science building – the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), on the Tempe campus – is designed to advance research and discovery, and to encourage students to explore their futures as scientists and engineers. The building does this through a mixture of high-tech labs, interactive environments and open spaces that will allow the ASU community and the public to witness research and technology advancement as it happens.

The seven-story, 293,000-square-foot building provides flexible laboratories for Fulton Engineering and the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE).

Research at ISTB4 is reflective of Fulton Engineering’s core research themes of energy, health, security, sustainability and education, with five main research centers and programs housed in the building.

ISTB4 is also home to the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education (GOEE).