Arizona State University, Law School Study

Phoenix, AZ | 2011

This study for Arizona State develops a program and conceptual design for the phased development of the new Arizona Center for Law and Society as an integral element of the University’s downtown Phoenix campus and the city’s urban fabric.

The project’s six-level first phase will accommodate the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, a conference center, continuing legal education programs, and public sector programs which include Courts Administration and Community Legal Services, as well as ground-floor shell space for retail, and 150 parking stalls. The second phase will accommodate a 24-story tower of apartment-style residents for 370 law and graduate students located atop a five-story structure for parking, retail, and future legal program expansion.

The design maximizes on-site square footage and minimizes the footprint of the Phase 1 Law Center to allow for future site development opportunities. It creates a design strategy for the entire city block to establish a cohesive urban environment throughout the evolution of the site.


  • Square Footage: 642,000 s.f.

Shepley Bulfinch Team

Joe Herzog
Jean Kim
Jonah Busick
Ryan Grabe
Angela Watson

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