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Weatherup Center - LEED Gold


Leed LogoThis building, named after its largest donors Craig and Connie Weatherup, is located southeast of the Bill Kajikawa Football Practice Fields. It is a 51,290-gross-square-foot basketball practice facility, housing both the men’s and women’s basketball programs, and providing space for teams to practice, train, and study. The Weatherup Center boasts state-of-the-art practice areas, locker rooms, offices, team meeting areas, and AV support. Features of the center include two full-size basketball courts, four half courts, offices and film rooms for coaches, training areas, classrooms, locker rooms, and storage and equipment rooms. The facility also is used for summer camps and other athletic department events.


Campus: Tempe
Gross Square Footage: 51,290
Total Project Cost: $22,000,000 (privately funded)
LEED Certification: Gold (received 8/14/2011)
Architect: Gould Evans / HOK Spot
Construction Team: Mortensen Construction
Project Start Date: April 2008
Project End Date: May 2009

LEED Features

  • Reflective roofs and paving materials which reduce the urban heat island effect
  • Low-flow showers, faucets and toilets that reduce the building’s water use
  • Occupancy sensors and window shades that reduce energy needs
  • Native and drought resistant plant species that reduce water needed for irrigation purposes
  • Significant proportion of construction materials contain recycled content and/or were manufactured locally
  • Gym wood flooring system is LEED-certified maple from renewable sources
  • Implemented a green cleaning program
  • 47% of its energy usage is generated by rooftop solar panel