BEUS CENTER FOR LAW & SOCIETY
The landscape design for the ASU Beus Center for Law and Society is expressive of a canyon; the hardscape and landscape shapes are carved out of a solid mass of stone by water. The outer edges of the site respond to the city grid and Taylor Mall. The inner street, running between the two buildings, is comprised of faceted berms with flowering trees planted over the parking garage, evocative of sandbars on the canyon floor. The café and lobby spill out onto the north plaza amongst lush planters integrated with fixed and moveable seating and sitting steps. The south plaza highlights a lush, sunken garden irrigated by surface run-off. The fifth-floor green courtyard features a balance of event space flanked with trees in raised planters, a community table, and both fixed and moveable seating.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Size: 1.75 acres
Client: Arizona State University
Completion Date: 2016