ASU Fulton Center Parking
Commercial — Tempe, AZ

ASU Fulton Center

Located on Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the Fulton Center new headquarters for the ASU Foundation project included a six-story 140,000-square-foot office building; a 1,200-space parking structure; and a two-story, 15,000-square-foot retail component. The Foundation uses nearly 46,000-square-feet of the office building to consolidate its business operations and staff. Approximately 90,000-square-feet is leased to ASU, providing the university with much needed on-campus office space, and reducing the need for off-campus leasing.

The building's completion in 2005 coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Foundation and celebrated 50 years of community support for ASU. A signature facility for both the Foundation and ASU, the highly visible, visitor-friendly Foundation building has become the community's gateway to the ASU campus. 

McCarthy sought LEED certification for the building from the United States Green Building Council. Green measures implemented in the ASU Foundation Building project included: shading roof projection, use of opaque glazing, use of frosted glass to reduce heat gain, locating near mass transit system, storm water and on-site retention, CO2 monitoring to improve indoor air quality, sub-grade parking, bicycle lockers, and use of healthy, nontoxic materials.

Parking Structure
1 level below-grade
4 levels above-grade


  • Architekton

Architect & Engineer

  • Gould Evans Associates

McCarthy maintained safety in a high pedestrian-traffic area, managed multiple organization's input and facilitated a unique, dual-architect team approach. In spite of these unusual project qualities, McCarthy was able to deliver an award-winning project on time and under budget: two phrases that every owner wants to hear.

Marlys Anvik, Senior Associate Vice President
Real Estate and Development

Awards and Recognition

Building & Office Management Association logo
2009 Toby Award

ASU Fulton Center
Building & Office Management Assn

City of Tempe Arizona logo
2007 Tempe Beautification

Award of Distinction
ASU Fulton Center
City of Tempe

Valley Forward Association logo
2006 Environmental Excellence Awards

"The Crescordia"
Winner-site Development & Landscape
ASU Fulton Center
Valley Forward Assn/SRP

arizona commercial real estate logo
2006 RED Awards

The Merit Award
ASU Fulton Center
Arizona Commercial Real Estate

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2004 Best of 2004

Steel Project-Arizona
ASU Fulton Center
SW Contractor

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2004 Best of Awards

Office Build-to-Suit
ASU Fulton Center