Hassayampa Academic Village At Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ United States

Machado and Silvetti Associates, Gould Evans


Project Description

2008 RADA

Campus Housing / Grand

The judges loved the shocks of color that distinguish the three courtyards at this campus housing complex in Tempe, Ariz. The Arizona State University project, known as Hassayampa Academic Village, provides accommodations for 1,928 students, as well as classrooms, computer labs, dining facilities, and retail space.

Architectural firms Machado and Silvetti Associates and Gould Evans, LLC divided the program into a series of five main buildings. The structures are connected by bright-walled courtyards, each one painted a different shade to assert its own identity. “The surprise is that you have this masonry exterior and inside you have these bursts of color that define the space,” said a judge.

The architects enlivened that masonry façade by introducing unexpected shifts in window and concrete masonry unit patterns. “We were trying to be mindful of the budget, so we decided to use very simple and conventional materials in unanticipated ways,” says Derek Johnson, LEED AP, of Machado and Silvetti. Environmental concerns were addressed through strategies such as native landscaping, passive cooling, low-flow fixtures, and ample daylighting. “The desert has an abundance of light, and we wanted to take advantage of that,” says Gould Evans' Krista Shepherd, NCARB, LEED AP.


Project Details

Hassayampa Academic Village At Arizona State University
Shared by:
Project Team:
    Rodolfo Machado, David Evans, Principals In Charge; Krista Shepherd, Tom Chinnock, Gould Evans, Peter Lofgren, Project Architects.
  • Project Designer: Michael Yusem 
  • General Contractor: Jim Jacobs 
  • Owner: Arizona Capital Facilities Finance Corp. 
  • Manager / Operator: E.L. Cortez 
  • Landscape Architect: Michael Boucher 
  • Project Designer: Derek Johnson 
  • Project Designer: Michael LeBlanc 
  • Project Designer: Jose Pombo 
  • Project Designer: Gould Evans 
  • General Contractor: Marshall Witzig 
  • General Contractor: Mark Murphy 
  • Landscape Architect: Jeff Pelletier 
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Project Size:
    585,000 sq ft
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Specified Products

Bathroom Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures:The Chicago Faucet Co., LASCO Bathware; Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets:European Techniques; Brick/Masonry Products:Superlite Block, Trenwyth Industries; Countertops: Dupont (Corian), Wilsonart International; Dishwasher, Oven, Range, Refrigerator:General Electric Co.; Entry Doors:ISEC; Flooring (Carpet):InterfaceFLOR; Flooring (Vinyl):Mannington Commercial; Hardware:Hager Companies, LCN Closers, Precision Hardware, Stanley Hardware; Interior Doors:Marshfield DoorSystems; Kitchen Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures:The Chicago Faucet Co.; Lighting Fixtures:Columbia Lighting, Finelite, Hubbell Lighting, Vantage Luminaries; Paints/Stains:Frazee Paint; Sheathing:Georgia-Pacific Building Products; Trimwork:Roppe Corp., U.S.A.; Windows:Viracon



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