DPR Construction, with architects Kohn Pederson Fox and RSP Architects, built the Arizona State University (ASU) McCord Hall at the W. P. Carey School of Business on ASU’s Tempe campus. The 129,000-sq.-ft., ground-up, new building houses instructional spaces, administrative offices, student and career services, special event spaces, a conference center, career management center, student lounges and outdoor gathering courtyards. The building’s intentional, thoughtful layout provides a distinct and separate identity to house the MBA and Executive Education programs, reflecting the growth and prominence of the W.P. Carey School of Business.
Responding to the site layout, the building is located at the hub of student activity. The close proximity to the student recreation center, ASU student housing and the Memorial Union allows the new facility to act as a gateway into the heart of the campus and ASU culture. The design provides optimized planning efficiencies for cutting-edge MBA instruction with a dramatic facade, sloping walls, and an intimate courtyard, defining this state-of-the-art building. A unique feature of this facility is that it's heated and cooled completely by an under-floor air system. This uncommon design not only saves energy over conventional overhead systems, but also improves the air quality and comfort control for the building occupants.
The building is targeting LEED®-NC Gold certification.