ASU Health Service / Lake Flato Architects

  • 03 Jun 2013
  • Educational Selected Works
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Architects: Lake Flato Architects
Location: 451 East University Drive, , AZ 85281, USA
Architect In Charge:
Architect Of Record: Orcutt Winslow
General Contractor: Okland Construction
Civil: Evans, Kuhn & Associates
Structural: Caruso Turley Scott
Area: 34500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bill Timmerman

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From the architect. ASU’s Health Services Building sought to clearly define a healthful, non-clinical, welcoming identity. The project included the partial demolition of existing facilities, the renovation of the original facility and the construction of a new wing that transformed the identity of the facility.

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Along with creating an efficient and welcoming interior, the building now engages ASU’s historic Palm Walk, the campus’ primary pedestrian spine. Integrated into a smaller-scale wing that steps out towards the Palm Walk, the new front door welcomes patients through a landscaped courtyard and shady porches. The remainder of the addition matches the scale of the original facility while incorporating a similar material palette that creates a unified facility and a clearly defined landscaped edge.

© Bill Timmerman

Working off the existing lobby, the interior public circulation is located on the east side paralleling the Palm Walk. A series of two-story bays punctuate the linear public circulation providing intimate and private waiting areas for patients. These lower scaled bays frame a series of private landscaped courts that serve as exterior waiting areas, allowing well patients to be segregated from sick patients while engaging with the outdoor spaces.

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While the glazed bays face due east, the glazing is primarily oriented south providing self-shading by adjacent bays’ broad overhangs. The intimate scale, natural materials, abundant natural daylighting, and strong link between the interiors and the landscaped courts contribute to a healthful and welcoming facility that engages the historic campus fabric.

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Cite: "ASU Health Service / Lake Flato Architects" 03 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • Croco Dile

    Congratulation ! You were very kind to pedestrants giving them nice plants.
    Good job !

  • Anietie uwem

    Great work!