Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
This new state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown Phoenix. Strategically situated at the corner of Central Avenue and Taylor Street Mall, it is an integral part of the fabric of ASU's downtown campus. The six-story, 220,000 sq. ft., 110-foot tall building is taking cues from and energizes the community in which it resides.
The complex has ground floor retail spaces. Ample shaded arcades under the building's perimeter foster outdoor seating and cafe life. The main entrance to the structure is under a three-story high "front porch" facing the civic space. This covered portal is an urban gesture toward Central Avenue, the civic space and the Taylor Street Mall. Many of the School of Journalism functions on upper levels are oriented toward and have open terraces overlooking Central Avenue. The design pays special attention to visibility to and from the schools busy newsrooms and Central Avenue and the civic space.
(text from architects' website)
Contributed by ArchiTeam
Design Architect: Ehrlich Architects, Los Angeles—Steven Ehrlich (design principal); Thomas E. Zahlten (principal-in-charge); Mathew Chaney (design project architect); Patricia Rhee (design architect); Charles Warner Oakley (programming); Amy Pokawatana (interior design)
Executive Architect: HDR Architecture—Michael Jackson (principal-in-charge); Howard Shugar (senior project manager); Jon Griffin, Brian Oliver (project architects); Tamra Wagner (interior design); David Gibney (sustainable design)
Design/Builder: Sundt Construction–C. Terry Abair (project director); Kent Bosworth (senior project manager); Jeff Kemper (general superintendent); Kent Gabrielson (senior project engineer); Ray Baker (preconstruction manager); Erica Stanley (senior estimator)
Size: 223,000 square feet
Cost: $55 million
Photos: Bill Timmerman
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