Our next casual talk and tour will take place at the Beus Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University in Phoenix on the evening of Wednesday, February 22!
Lemonade and desserts will be provided by ASU's green catering services after the tour.
Come to learn more about the sustainable features of the campus building! Energy conservation is an integral part of the building's design, which houses the Sandra Day O' Connor College of Law, ASU's Alumni Law Firm, and a law library.
The new Beus Center for Law and Society is located in the heart of a resurgent urban Phoenix. Moving from Tempe to the downtown campus provides students and faculty an immediate and important connection with the existing Arizona legal community. The building is a six story facility housing the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the ASU Alumni Law Firm, and the law library. It includes a broad range of state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting spaces, the new Follett’s downtown bookstore and a restaurant/ café. The ground plane is designed to provide a sense of ownership for the community and emphasize the facility is open to the public.
The Great Hall – a 400 seat multi-use lecture space – opens directly to the exterior via a 50’ wide x 25’ tall glass door. Nine months of the year this room will take advantage of the great Arizona climate and be an exterior space – a grand public stair, physically reinforcing the university’s commitment to a vibrant urban realm and to environmental stewardship. A locally sourced sandstone shell protects a high performance building envelope. Naturally day lit interiors are supplemented by efficient LED lighting with daylight dimming & occupancy controls. The air conditioning of the building will set a new standard in Arizona as heat recovery, demand controlled ventilation, chilled beams and airfloor systems are utilized. The project is LEED Gold certified.
Continuing Education credit
Approved for 0.5 GBCI CE
Identify design strategies used and systems implemented to reduce the building’s energy consumption and achieve a higher standard of thermal performance
Recognize ways in which the building’s design encourages vibrant connections between Arizona State University, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and the local downtown Phoenix community
Discover how a locally sourced sandstone shell protects the building’s envelope
Identify space-saving strategies used in the design of the Great Hall to integrate MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems with furniture
About the Tour Guide
Brian Farling, Principal at Jones Studio, will be conducting the tour and describing the relationship between the design and sustainable features of the building. A recognized regional leader in micro scale water augmentation projects, Brian is committed to impacting our collective cultural identity through the innovative design of the built environment. He was lead designer on many recognized projects including: Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center, the G.S.A. Mariposa Land Port of Entry, the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center and is the local architect on the new Beus Center for Law and Society. The Beus Center for Law and Society was designed by Ennead Architects in partnership with Jones Studio.
Brian brings 21 years of experience as a regional leader in water consciousness and how architecture is inspired by issues of scarcity and conservation. He has lectured on this topic at both the AIA National Conference and Greenbuild.
For more information about this event, contact Alex Gino.
Date and Time
The Beus Center for Law and Society, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
111 E Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004