5 places to visit on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

Woven into the downtown business and professional community, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus creates strong learning and career connections for more than 11,500 students with media, health care, corporate and government organizations.

With the exciting downtown energy, there’s many things to see and do here.

Civic Space Park

Civic Space Park is a bridge between the ASU and surrounding community and accommodates a variety of uses, events and daily functions of the university. The post office building, the A. E. England Building, a stage and the green space comprises a student commons area. The splash pad water feature is a fun place to cool off, and there are abundant shady areas for picnics and outdoor relaxation.

A signature shade structure is the centerpiece of the park’s sustainable design. Solar panels on the shade structure provide energy for lighting and electrical needs. The Fair Trade Café and Gallery, located in the A.E. England Building, offers organic, fair trade coffee and hosts musical and cultural events.

The iconic sculpture that towers over the park was created by artist Janet Echelman. Civic Space Park lights up at night, bringing art and magic to downtown. It’s a beautiful after-dinner spot or a fun picnic spot during the day!

University Center, Downtown Phoenix campus

University Center boasts modern classrooms, offices, labs, seminar rooms and study areas.

It houses student services, the ASU Bookstore and a café. The Information Commons is a central site for Student Computing and the ASU Libraries and provides a single location for access to library materials, research resources and the information technology help desk.

The College of Public Service and Community Solutions, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, University College administration offices and student services also operate within this building.

ASU Art Museum Project Space

The ASU Art Museum Project Space is the downtown extension of the ASU Art Museum in Tempe. This raw experimental space provides our invited artists and scholars from around the world the opportunity to explore new collaborative projects in partnership with diverse communities and organizations in Arizona.

Project Space features artist-driven performances, ephemeral installations and community-centered art projects and events. You can visit for free every Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. or schedule a visit here!

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building is a $71 million, six-story state-of-the-art facility, which is closer to more major metropolitan news operations than any journalism school in the country.

The building provides students with seven collaborative digital newsrooms, computer labs, two TV studios and the 141-seat Cronkite Theatre. The university-operated public television station, Eight, Arizona PBS (KAET), is in the same complex.

Beus Center for Law and Study

The Beus Center for Law and Society brings the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law from Tempe, where it was located for nearly 50 years, to the Downtown Phoenix campus, and closer to the legal, political and economic heart of Arizona.

Opened for the fall 2016 semester, the $130 million Beus Center for Law and Society aims to connect the community, as much as students, to law and justice. Named for attorney Leo Beus and his wife, Annette, the six-story, 280,000-square-foot center features a courtyard, an expansive atrium and public spaces that are meant to encourage openness.

In addition to the law college, the BCLS building houses the Ross-Blakley Law Library, a bookstore and a cafe, and includes space for two think tanks, several cross-disciplinary centers and the ASU Alumni Law Group, the nation’s first non-profit, privately financed teaching law firm.

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