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Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health

The research center is maximizing sustainable best practices to reduce operational energy, water demand and embodied carbon.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Grimshaw, Architekton & McCarthy Building Companies
Owner
Arizona State University
Location
Tempe, Arizona
Completion Date
Area
281,000 ft²
Sustainability
Targeting LEED Platinum Certification
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Paul Marquez photo
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Thornton Tomasetti
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Thornton Tomasetti
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Rachel Rasmussen photo
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Courtesy Grimshaw | Architekton
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Courtesy Grimshaw | Architekton
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Courtesy McCarthy Building Companies
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Courtesy McCarthy Building Companies
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Courtesy Arizona State University
Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health at Arizona State University in Tempe. Courtesy Grimshaw

Overview

Arizona State University has big sustainability plans for the new Rob & Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health on its Tempe campus. The facility houses the public outreach and exhibit spaces, the University's Global Institute of Sustainability, the Institute of Human Origins, classrooms and a conference center with a 389-seat auditorium.

We provided sustainability services to Grimshaw and Architekton for the facility, which opened in April 2022.

Highlights

  • The complex maintains research labs for biological sciences, engineering, life sciences, and sustainability.
  • Additional features include dry lab space for computing, cybersecurity, engineering design and fabrication and robotics.
asu-drone-2021 Courtesy McCarthy Building Companies
Drone construction video - August 2021

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