Durham Hall

The renovation goals of Durham Hall was to modernize, maximize and enhance the existing spaces for students to connect, collaborate and learn while improving overall accessibility, building technology, and comfort.

This comprehensive exterior and interior upgrades effort ­— six floors and basement — includes new brick on exterior walls and updated windows, as well as, the replacement of the following building systems: electrical, fire suppression, HVAC, plumbing, and construction of a new gurney-sized elevator. The existing telecommunication cabling and audio-visual equipment have been enhanced. 

Also included in the renovation is improved first-floor lobby wayfinding and direct access between ASU’s historic core — Alumni Lawn, Old Main and University Club — and Cady Mall. 

This project provides improved space for University Classrooms, the School of International Letters and Cultures along with their associated research and outreach centers, as well as, flexible office space for a user group still to be determined.

The project is expected to meet ASU sustainability goals by achieving LEED Silver accreditation.


Campus:  Tempe
Gross square footage: 140,275
Total project cost: $65,000,000
Architect:  Ayers Saint Gross
Construction team: Okland Construction
Project start date:  January 2019
Project end date:  December 2021