Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4

ASU ISTB4

Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4

An Interdisciplinary Home for Earth and Space Exploration

Arizona State University’s newly formed School of Earth and Space Exploration has found a home in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4). Also home to the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, which has established a new degree program in research geological engineering, the building is designed to meet the needs of diverse program areas including environmental engineering, synthetic chemistry and energy research.

Key features include:

  • Modern and flexible teaching and research spaces help attract students.
  • Interactive kiosk exhibits, an exploration theater and highly visible laboratories show-off science and support the university’s high school teacher enrichment program and K-12 student STEM engagement initiatives.
  • Two floors are open to the public, offering formal and informal opportunities to ignite curiosity in students and visitors alike.  
  • Large, open, “dirty” spaces are used to assemble, evaluate and remodel spacecraft and space-exploration systems, supporting the school’s goal of reaching Mars someday.
  • Vibration absorption in controlled areas support research being conducted at the nano-scale.

The ISTB 4 project was designed using an integrated project delivery process. Team members included  HDR, Ehrlich Architects and Sundt Construction.

ASU ISTB4
Client
Arizona State University
Location

Tempe, AZ
United States

Size
285,000 SF (26,500 m²)
Certifications
LEED Certified Gold

Awards

2013 RED Awards
Best Education Project
Arizona Real Estate Magazine
2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering
New Buildings Over $10 Million
Structural Engineers Association of Arizona
2012 Award of Merit
Higher Education/Research Best Projects
ENR Southwest