ASU @ Mesa Town Center
Opening Spring 2022
ASU @ Mesa City Center is a three-story, approximately 117,795 square-foot academic building, located at the northwest corner of Pepper Street and Centennial Way, that will house programs offered by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts related to digital and sensory technology, experiential design, gaming, media arts, film production and entrepreneurial development and support. These programs will utilize augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D modeling and visualization to develop technology with the potential to impact industries as diverse as health care, aerospace, manufacturing and entertainment.
The new building is expected to be open to more than 750 students and faculty for the Spring 2022 semester. The ground floor will contain a large exhibition gallery, screening theaters and a social café. The upper floors will include a mix of production studios, fabrication labs, flexible classrooms and innovative spaces for collaborations with community and industry. Unique to this building will be a 2,800 square foot enhanced immersion studio where users can create augmented realities and map virtual spaces onto physical environments.