Tempe, Ariz. — American Campus Communities breaks ground today on its sixth student housing facility at Arizona State University in Tempe, a $120 million live-learn facility for students enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Upon its opening in fall 2017, the facility will house 1,594 students enrolled in the Fulton Schools of Engineering, which is ranked in the top 25 percent of all engineering programs in the country. The university has more than 19,000 students studying in degree programs in the Fulton Schools of Engineering.
The property will feature E-Space, a 3,500-square-foot maker lab outfitted with resources that cater to the needs of Fulton Schools students. This space enables individual or group student work in a location convenient to where many of the students will live. Concurrently, the design of the space will showcase student work to passersby and other students through the use of transparent materials and a ground-floor location.
The dining facility also has been designed with Fulton Schools of Engineering students in mind. The facility is approximately 14,000 square feet and includes seating for 500 students, and features four food stations and a mixture of seating types, including counter seating, booth seating and tables. A tech lounge is located on the mezzanine level along with individual seating pods with views of the landscape and main level.
The new residence hall will be located in the heart of campus on East University Drive, providing residents with the option to walk or bike to class. The property features student-centric amenities such as social and recreation lounges, an Academic Success Center, a cardio fitness room and several academic study spaces.