ASU McCord Hall

Located at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, McCord Hall is home to several master’s programs in the W.P. Carey School of Business. The new building and pedestrian mall wrap around the existing Business Administration buildings near the corner of Lemon Street and Palm Walk. A new plaza containing water features and seating areas provides a social gathering space for students and faculty.

WOODPATEL was the civil engineer for the new 128,000-square-foot facility that contains classroom and office space, student and career services, and social spaces. New building connections to existing buildings present unique utility and hardscape design challenges. Civil design considerations included rerouting sidewalks, service drive aisle, and existing utility mainlines and services. In addition, WOODPATEL added a sizeable underground retention system to store drainage runoff from a sizable area of the adjacent campus. The estimated construction cost for this project was $38 Million. The project achieved a LEED gold status. WOODPATEL also provided topographic survey, utility location coordination, preliminary engineering, campus area drainage study with underground retention design, final grading, water, sewer improvements, LEED Certification support services, and post-design support.


Tempe, AZ


Arizona State University

Project Highlights

128,000 Square Foot Facility

Pedestrian Mall with Water Features and Seating Areas

Large Underground Retention System