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Renovations under way for ASU Psychology Building

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August 18, 2014

Renovations began Aug. 1 on the nearly 82,000 gross-square-foot ASU Psychology Building. The building is at the southwest corner of E. Tyler Street and S. McAllister Avenue on the Tempe campus.

The $22.7 million renovation project is slated to be complete by Aug. 7, 2015, in time for the fall 2015 semester. All building occupants are temporarily relocated during construction.

The Department of Pyschology's Child Study Lab – a preschool and family community center – is now located north of the construction site in two temporary, portable buildings.

A pedestrian pathway is open for use that spans between the portables and the lab’s pick-up and drop-off areas, located directly south of the portables. Construction will not affect playground use.

Construction fencing will restrict sidewalks west of the Psychology Building, on the east side of McAllister Mall. The west side of the mall will be clear for pedestrian traffic.

The three-story Psychology Building was built in 1972. Upgrades will be made to all of the building’s infrastructure systems to meet current Psychology Department academic and research needs, and building and life safety codes. The renovations include the following upgrades and installations:

• fire sprinklers and alarms
• electrical and plumbing systems
• ADA accessibility requirements in restrooms
• enhanced data, security and audio-visual capability
• energy-efficient, mechanical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
• new walls, ceilings and room interiors
• refurbished restrooms

The Psychology Building renovation project is expected to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification standards. Additional details about the renovation can be found at:

Questions about the Psychology Building renovation project should be directed to Douglas Stover, project manager senior in ASU Facilities Development and Management. He is available by phone at 480-965-6415 or by email, at