• $14 million in cost savings, off-budget, with NO scope reduction.
  • 30,000 utility hangers were modeled and installed in concrete decks, increasing activity production by 31%.
  • 0 lost time incidents in 859,617 man-hours.
  • Lowest first cost + most energy efficient physical science laboratory building to-date = lowest total cost of ownership for ASU.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) at Arizona State University is the university’s largest and most advanced research facility to date. Sundt was the construction manager at risk for the 298,000-square-foot, eight-story building (including 30’ basement). 


The building is multi-dimensional in that it not only aggregates multiple user group disciplines – such as the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the ASU Security and Defense Systems Initiative. It also synergizes three unique building functions:  


1. There is an administrative component with collaboration rooms, meeting rooms and offices. 


2. A public outreach component, the building’s first and second floors are where visitors are invited to be inspired by modern scientific exploration. Public lectures are held in a 239-seat theatre, and glass-enclosed research laboratories showcasing scientists at work allow the public to witness research and technology advancement as it happens. 


3. The third component, and the most technical, is the laboratory space. The building contains 166 lab modules ranging from biological and chemical to applied mathematics, supporting researchers in the varied fields of environmental engineering, geosciences, instrument development, computational research, data visualization, energy conservation, electronics and optics.

2013 Build America Merit Award - Building New Category-Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Excellence in Structural Engineering-Paragon Structural Design
Gold Award for Interior Finishes-Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association
Higher Education/Research Project Award of Merit - Best Projects 2012-Engineering News Record - Southwest
RED (Real Estate and Development) Award for Best Education Project-Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine