Arizona State University Student Pavilion

A Place to Nurture Student Life

This 75,000-square-foot Student Pavilion is situated at the nexus of student activity and traffic on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University—a hub of activity with which students interact multiple times daily. The Pavilion is a facility created exclusively for student use and is a place where students can both socialize and study, as well as where various student organizations can meet. It’s managed and operated by students with assistance from resident staff. The finished project results from extensive interaction between the design team and various stakeholder groups, including the various student organizations that form the active core of the building. The goal for the Student Pavilion is to be a Net Zero Energy Building—a showcase of the University’s goal of “climate net neutrality” and sustainable building systems.

Project Information


Tempe, Arizona


HGA Architects, Associate Architect, MEP Engineer, & Lighting Design

Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architect

Awards and Recognition

LEED, Platinum Certification

AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award

AIA Arizona, Citation Award

AIA Arizona, Sustainable Design Award