Designed to be an urban mixed-use development, this infill project would rise thirty-nine stories from the existing business core of Phoenix. To be an additive element in the urban fabric, the ground floor was designed to provide separated entrance for the various users, as well as ample retail space. Originally intended to house office space above the second floor retail, the proposed use was modified to accommodate between five and seven floors to be utilized by Arizona State University’s downtown campus. An additional fifteen floors of commercial office space was planned with the additional floors being designed as residential condominiums. The 28th floor would house the swimming pool and hospitality room for residents. Four floors of parking were planned below grade.
Designed as an energy efficient building appropriate for the Arizona Desert, the South, East and West elevations, windows had deep recesses and appropriate louvers to shade them from direct sun. Street level retail was also set under canopied walkways for shelter. The North elevation was primarily glass to allow unobstructed views to the mountains to the North.