McCord Hall at the W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZ, USA Arizona State University RSP, Architect-of-Record Education 125,000 ft2 / 12,000 m2 Gold (Goal) Red Award: Best Public Project (2014)
McCord Hall has already transformed the Arizona State University campus. Defining the eastern edge of the business school district, the distinct wings of the new building frame the surrounding buildings and help define an outdoor plaza. A monumental, four-story arcade frames the entrance to the school from both sides of the campus at the northeast corner, while to the southwest, the plaza opens up to welcome visitors and the business school community.
The outdoor plaza of McCord Hall creates both a welcoming public space and a home for the graduate student community. Visible from all spaces in the new building, the plaza becomes a hub for the graduate student community. A grand stair from the main lobby leads to the MBA study suite and graduate study lounges.
McCord Hall features 59 six-person team rooms to encourage on-campus collaboration for students. Each room is equipped with large screen displays and white boards to enhance teaming and group learning. Lounges have been provided for both quiet and more social study environments, as well as ample shaded outdoor spaces to meet and collaborate.