Project Description

Arizona State University

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Downtown

The distinctively-sculptural Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFC) is Arizona State University’s signature facility on the western edge of its Downtown Phoenix campus.

Designed by Gabor Lorant Architects (GLA), the building is located directly south of the Lincoln Family YMCA, which it is also connected to at its first floor. The SDFC embodies the type of cooparative business partnership that is a strategic goal of ASU’s downtown institution.

It embodies the mission of ASU to “Demonstrate leadership in academic excellence and assessibility, and enhance our local impact and social embeddedness” by co-mingling wellness and kinesiology and recreation functions.

This allows students to directly apply classroom instruction to everyday situations in the same space.

This expansion to the campus increases ASU’s presence in the revitalization of Downtown Phoenix, fostering a truly diverse and vibrant urban environment.


  • School Enrollment: 12,000
  • Average Daily Participation: 900
  • Most Recent Renovation: 2013
  • Total Construction Cost: $20 million
  • Gross Square Feet: 73,815
  • LEED Designation: Silver

Other ASU facilities


  • Rooftop pool
  • New bluemedia wall graphics
  • Located in downtown Phoenix
  • Five stories high
  • A shared space with the Phoenix YMCA
  • LEED Silver Certified
  • Bottle refill station
  • Rooftop garden
  • Low-flow plumbing features
  • High-efficiency HVAC system
  • Connecting hallway and shared space with the YMCA; YMCA members can use ASU space and vice versa
  • There is an existing agreement with the YMCA to consider the other facility’s equipment when purchasing items
  • The 4th floor is only accessible to students through their ID cards since they are sharing space with YMCA members and a request in the original design was for the students to have a space of their own
  • We would not place the basketball courts—currently on the third floor—above the exercise and wellness classrooms—on the second floor right now.
  • Storage, storage, and more storage please.
  • Would love more office space.
  • Would build more wellness-focused spaces; for example, we are currently transforming our outdoor patio into a zen garden.
  • Mondo flooring in weight room
  • Cybex in weight room and cardio
  • Precor cardio equipment
  • Fusion software
  • Covemaster gym floor cover
  • Spalding
  • Star Trac

Architect Information

  • Design Architect: Gabor Lorant
  • General Contractor: Sundt
  • University Architect: Dana Dixon

Address & Information

  • Address: 330 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • Phone: 602-496-7777
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