CA Ventures, Rise on Apache

Tempe, AZ | 2017

The RISE on Apache, one of CAV's largest luxury student housing projects to date, provides more than 800 ASU students direct access to campus and community engagement opportunities via a new 15-story, mixed-use complex. One of the tallest structures in Tempe, the project's design team resolved issues of structural scale and a tight property footprint by employing a stepped-back massing - leaving just 10 floors visible from the street. To shade the south-facing facade from the harshest solar heat, concrete floor plates extend out past the building envelope. Concrete and exposed ceilings carry indoors through the entry as a continuation of the urban aesthetic. For the distinctive building exterior, natural rust-hued metal panels are interspersed in vertical stripes against light-finished concrete panels to create a balanced and modern look. Along with 384 residential units, the building features three ground-floor retail spaces to engage the street and a four-story parking structure and surface lot with a total of 414 spaces. Shepley Bulfinch has designed 4.25 million square feet of high-end urban residential complexes at 13 locations across the United States for CA Student Living.


  • Square Footage: 640,000 SF

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