College Avenue Commons

2015 Design Award Winner

Location
Tempe, AZ

Structural Engineer
Complete Structural Consulting, Inc.

Architect
Gensler/Architekton

Steel Joist Manufacturer
Canam

Steel Fabricator
Schuff Steel

The ASU College Ave Commons project used vertically oriented long-span steel joists on the face of a post-tensioned concrete building to support an architectural metal veil offset from the face of the structure. This provided both an interesting architectural look to the structure, as well a sun-shade for the LEED Silver certified building.

The application of the joist was especially complex at the corner of the building where the 14’-0” deep, double-layer joists were supporting 10’-0” deep joists which framed into their sides. The steel joist system with double-angle joists members allowed for an small-profile, light, exposed, section that was also had enough rigidity to hold the architectural sun-shade skin.