Fusion on First

Fusion on First provides a vibrant new space for innovative programs on the Downtown Phoenix campus, along with additional housing for upper division and graduate students.

The first three floors of this 16-story, 283,000-square-foot building is dedicated to academic programs including the following: student entrepreneur projects and presentations, maker labs, fashion design studios, and ensemble and individual music practice rooms. A fully equipped, state-of-the-art recording studio supports the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ new popular music program. A food-service area, which opens onto a street-level park, provides a venue for student performances.

A 13-story tower above provides university-managed housing for 532 residents in a mix of four-bedroom, two-bedroom, and studio apartments. The project is a public-private partnership with Capstone Development Partners.

Campus:  Downtown Phoenix
Gross square footage: 283,000
Total project cost: $116,000,000
Architect:  Studio Ma
Construction team: DPR Construction
Project start date:  January 2020
Project end date:  August 2021