The College Avenue Commons building on ASU's Tempe campus.

The College Avenue Commons building on ASU’s Tempe campus.

More awards for design, construction and architecture have been won for the newest building on ASU’s Tempe campus housing facilities for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

College Avenue Commons, home of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and the Del E. Webb School of Construction, garnered two awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona organization at its Oct. 3 Celebrate Architecture Awards event in Phoenix.

An AIA Goodwin Award recognizes the  “collaborative efforts of the architect, contractor and owner of a project that embodies design excellence, exhibits outstanding craftsmanship, and exemplifies teamwork, resulting in a project that serves the owner’s mission functionally, financially and aesthetically.”

An AIA Arizona Design Award in the Distinguished Building category recognizes “excellence in design, planning, and construction of projects” designed by AIA Arizona architects, to “honor the highest standards of design in response to user requirements, site, context, climate, and environment.”

College Avenue Commons recently earned the annual Best Project award in the Higher Education/Research category from the Southwest edition of the leading national construction industry magazine, Engineering News Record.

The building was also granted the Gold Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for achievement in “green building” and sustainable design and construction.

Earlier this year AZRE magazine, which focuses on Arizona’s commercial real estate industry, chose the building as the state’s top higher education building project. The publication annually hosts the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards to recognize the state’s best projects, brokerage teams and companies.

The College Avenue Commons project was a joint collaboration between Gensler and Architekton designers and architects, and Okland Construction. The construction team included dozens of ASU alumni.

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