The design-build team of HDR/Ehrlich Architects/Sundt Construction was charged with creating a building…
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and KAET-TVEdit profile
Arizona State University welcomed students into the new state-of-the-art Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication – KAET/Eight building on Aug. 25, 2008. The 223,000 square foot radio and television studio and classroom facility is providing aspiring journalists and communication professional’s unparalleled opportunities in an architecturally significant landmark facility. The new facility is part of the massive redevelopment going on in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the nation’s fifth-largest city.
In 2003, Arizona voters approved a $223 million bond to revitalize the downtown area by creating a downtown ASU campus. Through a public-public partnership between Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix, a nine block downtown campus took form. The $71 million Cronkite building was the single largest portion of that investment and the first ground-up building for the new campus.
This project was a collaboration between HDR Architecture, Sundt Construction and Ehrlich Architects.