Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building

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This building uses architectural elements to allude to its scientific, engineering, and campus community functions. It consists of laboratories, classrooms, research and teaching facilities, undergraduate and faculty offices, computer facilities, lecture halls, and campus-oriented social spaces. The building was designed for its desert climate. It uses natural ventilation, operable windows, exterior sunshades, and a landscaped courtyard filled with native low-water plants and an innovative "dry fountain." AME is Phase one of a master plan created by AR7 for the new Integrated Engineering Complex totalling 450,000 square feet. Other phase include Systems and Industrial Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

University: 
University of Arizona
Tucson
Arizona
Campus Contact: 
Robert Smith Facilities Director
Design Professionals: 
AR7 Hoover Desmond Architects
Other Consultants: 

Associate Architect
John Kulseth Associates

Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect
The WLB Group

Structural Engineer
Martin/Martin

Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
The RMH Group

Landscape Design
Michael Van Valkenburgh

Acoustics
Kirkegaard and Associates

Cost Consultant
Robert C. Campbell

Lighting
Clanton Engineering

Life Safety
Schirmer Engineering

General Contractor
Sletten

Construction Management
Sundt Corp.

Cost: 
$20,156,000
Gross Square Feet: 
150,000
Net Square Feet: 
95,650
Construction Period: 
26 Months
Completion Date : 
1997