Owner: Arizona State University
Architect(s): Architekton (Tempe, AZ) and Grimshaw (New York, NY)
Engineer: BuroHappold (New York, NY)
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
- The exterior facades of the building were constructed utilizing prefabricated building systems, or components built in off-site manufacturing plants, which were shipped to the jobsite for final installation.
- StoPanel Backup walls by Kapture Prefab (Tempe, AZ) – 220 panels
- StoPanel Metal walls by Kapture Prefab (Tempe, AZ) in collaboration with Centria (Sheridan, AR and Frankfurt, KY) – 85 panels
- GFRC Components by Unlimited Designs (Salt Lake City, UT) – 942 panels
- Complete design-assist approach to construction. MKB assisted the Design Team with taking their ideas and concepts and turning them into reality through team collaboration and advanced construction practices.
- GFRC Panels included geometry that was formulated after years of solar studies of the project site. Each exterior façade is designed to maximize the thermal efficiency of the building.
- Each GFRC panel overlapped and interlocked the panels adjacent to one another, creating an overlapping open-jointed rainscreen that was installed in a very specific “cascading” sequence.
- After a complete structural redesign of a previous engineering judgement, project utilized TSN DriftTrak to install all prefab wall panels to the structure, and a custom attachment detail to install the GFRC to the backup wall.
- The interior courtyard of the project included prefabricated panels clad with a custom color insulated metal panel, which appears to change colors based on the angle it is being viewed.
- Project received LEED Platinum accreditation.
- The use of prefabrication allowed us to meet a very tight construction schedule, which would not have been possible with traditional methods.