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.
|Gross square footage:||283,000|
|Total project cost:||$116,000,000|
|Construction team:||DPR Construction|
|Project start date:||January 2020|
|Project end date:||August 2021|