SCB Designs 1,600-Bed Living/Learning Community

The mixed-use student housing property serves those attending Arizona State University and offers seven social and study lounges, six academic centers and two maker labs allowing students to work on projects.

Following the design of Anaha, a 317-unit luxury condo tower, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), has designed Tooker House, a seven-story, 458,000-square-foot student housing community serving Arizona State University. The mixed-use living and learning facility is home to roughly 1,600 engineering students. American Campus Communities owns and developed the property under the company’s ACE program, a public-private partnership that provides on-campus housing.

Tooker House offers five staff apartments, private and shared rooms with adjoining bathrooms, and amenities such as quartz countertops, microwaves and mini refrigerators. Other amenities include:

  • 27,000-square-foot dining facility for more than 500 people
  • recreation center with billiards and ping-pong
  • fitness center
  • on-site laundry facilities
  • community kitchens
  • private study lounges
  • convenience store

The student housing community features seven social lunges, seven study lounges and six academic centers. Two makerspaces outfitted for engineers are available where students can work on projects, develop new technologies and have access to tools like 3-D printers and laser cutters.

“Innovation has a new home address at Tooker House,” Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering, said in a statement. “This mixed-use living and learning facility sets a new standard in engineering education and reflects the breadth and depth of the student experience at the largest engineering school in the nation.”

Renderings courtesy of Bill Timmeriman

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