• 19-month design and construction schedule
  • 4 months from kickoff to groundbreaking
  • 15 months for construction (15,000 square feet/month)
  • 6 permitting packages

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - 8 KAET was a Build-to-Suit project built by the City of Phoenix for Arizona State University, a public/private partnership. The building is a 223,000-square-foot, multi-level, mid-rise building consisting of office, retail, classrooms and studios located in the downtown core district. It is six stories with retail on the ground level, including shaded arcades under the building's perimeter to foster outdoor seating "café life." Offices and classrooms occupy the second story and above that are classrooms and building services. Two television studios with adjoining state-of-the-art digital control rooms for daily newscasts and satellite feeds are located on the top floor. KAET has two studios of its own. The building also has a service core/loading dock within the footprint.


AIA Southern Arizona-Merit Award-AIA Arizona
Best of 2008, Best Project Management Team-Southwest Contractor magazine
International Architecture Award-The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Des
National DBIA Award-Design-Build Institue of America (DBIA)
RED Awards, Honorable Mention-Real Estate and Development
Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award-Valley Forward Association