ASU Novus Parking Structure
CLIENT: hardison downey
LOCATION: Tempe, Arizona
As ASU’s first design-build project on the Tempe campus, the Novus Parking Structure is designed to provide parking for 1,254 vehicles in its first phase, and a total of 1,801 parking spaces in its full second phase build-out. This 7-story parking structure provides parking for the surrounding developments that include the adjacent hotel, office buildings, and the new Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building (ISTB-7). The design contributes to a vibrant public realm and reinforces pedestrian circulation with the development of the Sun Devil Promenade. Implementing adaptable design and sustainable elements were key for this project. The ground floor height of 14’ allows for future repurposing of portions of the ground floor to uses other than parking. The roof of the parking structure (Phase 2) is designed to include a vast photovoltaic array capable of producing on-site electrical power generation. The parking structure will be Parksmart Certified Gold and include bicycle parking for 100 bicycles, showers facilities for cyclists, and designated electric car charging stalls and associated infrastructure. Rainwater harvesting is also included as part of the landscape design. The ASU Novus Parking Structure is an integral component of the overall “Novus Vision.” The Novus Vision is to create an iconic mixed-use, urban district, and destination. Of critical importance is a public realm design focus that creates a signature Novus identity and reinforces community value. Public space will have a vibrant, welcoming feel with the use of linear landscape, shaded plazas, parks, and public squares. It will incorporate the design of a multi-modal network of pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicular connections seamlessly linking the new developments, campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
College & University
Selecting a college or university usually comes down to location and academic programs. However, an increasing number of students and their families are looking for the quality, type, and standard of living offered by student housing communities as one of the deciding factors. Secure and well-maintained housing facilities support the recruiting process and greatly assist universities in attracting and retaining highly qualified students. From years of planning and designing college and university facilities (both public and private), we believe that all spaces should be created with the end user in mind, especially when designing learning environments. Human-centered design focuses on people and how they will use the space, for growth and development, social interaction and living and learning. These should be spaces of inspiration, to supply students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. At Todd & Associates, we are continually looking for innovative ways to improve the design of student housing communities. By exploring new ideas and processes, such as the multi-phased process of the 21st Century Project of ACUHO (Association of College and University Housing Officials), we are ensuring that these communities better reflect the ever-changing roles their residences play in the collegiate experience.