Sun Devils have something else to celebrate on homecoming weekend: The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will break ground Oct. 29 on a new facility supported by $17 million in gifts and pledges from individuals and corporations.
The 129,000-square-foot building, to be named McCord Hall for philanthropist Sharon Dupont McCord and her late husband Bob McCord, will provide classrooms for graduate programs and undergraduate honors students, high-tech team study rooms, a new career center, outdoor assembly areas and world-class conference facilities.
The project is expected to create 480 local construction, engineering and design jobs, and an overall total of about 1,150 jobs through direct and indirect economic activity. The school says the new building will be environmentally friendly because it is designed to use 30 percent less water and 35 percent less energy than similar buildings, and the roof will have a solar array that returns power to the campus grid.