Capstone Development Partners and its capital partner Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, along with Arizona State University (ASU), engaged the design-build team comprised of CORE Construction and Shepley Bulfinch to develop Lantana Hall, for a fast-tracked project that commenced design in November 2018. Completed in the summer of 2020, the LEED Platinum certified student housing project, and the only on any of ASU’s campuses, is an example of how a public-private partnership and integrated design-build team can come together to create an important, sustainable piece of campus fabric.
William Davis, Chief Development Officer at Capstone Development Partners
When work began in 2018, the integrated developer-led design-build team sought to continue ASU’s efforts as a leader in sustainable campus housing design using only sustainable concepts, materials and construction methods throughout the project. These efforts included adding large windows to provide natural light, integrating biophilic elements like preserved moss in common spaces, and designing bedrooms to enhance occupant comfort and wellness. The design-build team worked closely together to utilize innovative construction methods, such as utilizing a prefabricated wood structure which not only reduced the carbon footprint on the building, but also greatly reduced waste during the construction process. All work on the ASU campus targets LEED Silver certification. From day one, the design team sought to create a sustainable project that fit within a constrained budget, and successfully exceeded the team’s initial goal of LEED Silver. The project was awarded a LEED for Homes Platinum Rating shortly after completion in the fall of 2020, the first of such for a housing project at the university.