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New campus buildings fill ASU's needs


December 27, 2006

SkysongThe new ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center has geared up to be an important new economic generator and civic amenity in Scottsdale.

The dynamic center will be a home for a diverse set of tenants: ASU units, large multinational corporations, small and medium-sized technology companies, and arts and culture organizations, among others. These tenants will build a culture of innovation to advance the regional economy.

Construction on the 1.2 million square foot project began in March, with occupancy scheduled for early next year.

ASU has continued to expand with other projects as well, including:

• Polytechnic campus: A groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 3 celebrated the construction of new facilities, which will include instructional buildings, filled with faculty and staff offices, classrooms and teaching laboratories. They are scheduled to be ready for occupancy June 1, 2008.

• Biodesign Institute: The second phase of the Biodesign Institute was officially dedicated March 21. Building B is a 175,000-square-foot facility that will house up to 500 employees, bringing the institute's total to nearly 1,000 researchers, students and staff.

• Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Buildings 1 and 2: The two buildings were dedicated earlier this year and provide laboratories for a broad range of pursuits aimed at moving into the forefronts of engineering, physical sciences and life sciences.

• Hassayampa Academic Village: This brand-new, co-ed freshman community opened for students this fall and offers a number of amenities that promote student excellence.