A partnership between Arizona State University and the city of Mesa has broken ground on ASU at Mesa City Center, a three-story state-of-the-art academic building scheduled to open in spring 2022. It will house the ASU Creative Futures Laboratory and offer programs in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in digital and sensory technology, experiential design, gaming, media arts, film production and entrepreneurial development and support.
Of the $73.5 million budget, $63.5 million will come from the city and $10 million from ASU. ASU also will contribute a minimum of $10 million toward the interior construction and all estimated $1.3 million annual operations and maintenance costs.
ASU President Michael Crow says the project is a symbol of ASU’s commitment to improving the communities it serves. He says the facility will be equal to the digital-creativity facilities in Singapore, London, Brooklyn and Hong Kong.
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