Memorial Union

Memorial Union

Project Description

Considered the “living room” of the Tempe campus, the Memorial Union is a 254,000 square foot community gathering space and conference center located in the heart of ASU Tempe.

Serving as many as 19,000 students, faculty, staff and community partners each day, the historic facility will undergo a transformational redesign that includes:

  • additional group meeting space
  • a meditation/interfaith space
  • a feature stairwell connecting the main level to lower level
  • new restrooms, and
  • a new Student Media Services space with Chroma key studio and workshop.

Additionally, the recreation area and lower level dining space will receive an extensive update with a re-imagined space for billiard tables, table tennis and expanded seating for casual dining.

The Memorial Union exemplifies ASU’s commitment to sustainability with its adaptive and sustainable building design and is on track to receive LEED Gold certification. The facility features innovative green building technologies and local, regional and recycled building materials.

MU Meditation Interfaith Space

Meditation/interfaith space

MU Leed Certified Interior

LEED Certified renovation project

Downstairs at the MU, with recreation, entertainment, and meeting spaces.

Recreation and meeting spaces on the Lower Level

Project Details

LocationTempe
Gross Square Footage254,000
Total Project Cost$16,000,000
ArchitectStudio Ma
Construction TeamTBD
Project Start DateDecember 2016
Project End DateAugust 2017
Funding SourceStudent Facilities Fee