The Sandra Day O’Connor Law School, at Arizona State University (ASU), is a new six-story, 260,000-square-foot state-of-the-art law school, designed by New York-based Ennead Architects in collaboration with Jones Studio.

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Ennead collaborated with Buro Happold to develop an articulated facade of Arizona sandstone with aluminum and glass windows. Masuda said internal programming and solar orientation prompted undulation in the window openings of the facade: “The aesthetic was driven by the program and environmental analysis. We wanted to make the stone facade modulate and calibrate in a way that when the windows got wider, fin elements got deeper.

The building is expected to reduce energy consumption by 37% compared to a baseline building, per ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Desert-adaptive planting and water features activate the landscape, helping to minimize on-site irrigation demands. The building taps into a campus-wide system of tracking energy usage, which is publicly accessible online through ASU’s “campus metabolism” website.

  • Facade Manufacturer
    Kovach
  • Architects
    Ennead Architects; Jones Studio (Local Architect)
  • Facade Installer
    DPR Construction (construction manager)
  • Facade Consultants
    Buro Happold Engineering (Strutural, MEP/FP, Lighting Design, Sustainability)
  • Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Date of Completion
    2016
  • System
    unitized prefabricated panels on steel frame construction
  • Products
    Kovach (unitized facade and storefronts); GKD (fall protection and media mesh); Cornerstone (Arizona sandstone); Fabri-Tech Structures (Courtyard sails); Performance Solutions (retractable seating system); Barrett-Homes (Hunter Douglas Ceilings & ACGI); ISEC (custom millwork)
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