ViaSat Offices, Labs & Parking Structure at ASU Research Park

When planning a new office and operations building in Tempe, the progressive satellite technology company seized the opportunity to leverage the project, designing the space for a new way of working. The concept integrates three distinct tilt-up volumes based on specific programmatic use: a two-story high performance office component, a lab and operations facility, and a common shared space that fuses the programs together. The project is organized around a center "slot courtyard" that brings daylight into the interior, creating a direct connection to the outdoors.

The architectural character is contextually responsive through the use of striated tilt-up concrete panels, aluminum wall panel assemblies, steel, and glazed wall systems consisting of clear and translucent panels. The tilt-up concrete panels successfully complement these other systems, showing flexibility and aesthetic quality and presenting a modern, contemporary vision in contrast to the status-quo industrial buildings in the vicinity.

Horizontal shading louvers protect western exposure while providing spectacular views to the exterior. Each building mass has a distinct architectural character blended with native desert landscaping to heighten the connection to the desert context. Uncommon in typical tilt-up design, the building incorporates several cantilevers, showcasing the diversity of its application.

 
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Project Location

Tempe, AZ 85284
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
Gensler
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Technology
Building Types:
Laboratory
Office
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Cantilevered Panels
Formliner
Reveals
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
0 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
58,600 sq ft (5,444 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
142,650 sq ft (13,252 sq m)
Project Footprint:
222,500 sq ft (20,670 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
36 ft 4 in (11.07 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)
Largest Panel:
1,017 sq ft (94.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
111,400 lbs (50,530 kg)
Tallest Cantilever:
13 ft 4 in (4.06 m)
Longest Spandrel:
30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)