This fall, Arizona State University opened the second residence hall at its ASU Downtown campus. The building will meet some of the area’s high demand for housing by accommodating 532 students. But this college dormitory is anything but ordinary.
Together with architect Studio Ma and design-build firm DPR Construction, university planners envisaged an innovative, environmentally sustainable live-create community space. Named the ASU Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall and Entrepreneurial Center, the building features 13 floors of student apartments above a 3-level entrepreneurial center as its academic facilities. The facilities include event and exhibition spaces for students, staff, faculty and the community through a mix of studios, classrooms, offices, exhibition and event spaces, as well as fabrication and workshop areas.
To meet both Phoenix fire code and university’s LEED Silver certification goals for the building, DPR Construction invited Luminous Egress to plan and install a photoluminescent egress system. The signs and markings illuminate pathways to emergency exits and to critical safety equipment in the 283,000 square-foot, 16-story building. Luminous Egress products and technology were a logical fit for the project because they require no external power sources and are made of environmentally friendly materials. Read more here about what makes Luminous Egress green.