Honorable Mention - SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive Reuse

Arizona State University

Hayden Library Reinvention
Arizona State University - Hayden Library Reinvention
Jury Comments
“. . . the entry canopy is really impressive . . . very humble in its approach . . . they stayed within the character of the original architecture but also translated it to today’s time . . . worked hard to incorporate sustainable features . . .”


    • Site – 2.5 acres; Building – 252,600 gsf / 212,000 nasf
    • LEED Platinum
    • Mid-century modern architecture
    • New details maintain unique existing profiles and patterns that support modern codes while maintaining the sophistication of the past era.


The project includes the extensive renovation of the original library and the insertion of 30,000 sq ft of new, flexible university classroom program and building infrastructure. The original 1966 design allowed for access and approach from the adjacent malls. Later additions removed ground-level entry to the tower, disconnecting it from the adjacent buildings and campus malls. The new exterior design infills a majority of the surrounding moat on the lower level, creating a ground-level plaza to reconnect the tower to campus. Main project drivers include enhancing campus connectivity by engaging the newly activated ground floor with surrounding campus malls; providing flexible spaces for learning, studying, collaborating, and making; and employing a resource-efficient approach to all aspects of design.

Project Team

Ayers Saint Gross; Holder Construction; Affiliated Engineers, Inc.; Advanced Structural Engineering-KPFF; TRUEFORM landscape architecture studio; Wood/Patel & Associates, Inc.; Fisher Engineering, Inc.; Rider Levett Bucknall