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Arizona State University
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Phoenix, AZ

Owner
Arizona State University
City of Phoenix

Architect
HDR Inc.

Description
Design Complete: September 2007
Buildings: One, 8-Story with Mechanical Penthouse
Total Square Feet: 235,733 SF

Cronkite School Of Journalism & Mass Communication
2nd & 3rd Floors and parts of 4th & 6th Floors: 103,000 SF
2-Story Public Forum w Balconies For Formal Events
Glass-Enclosed Student Lounge/Reading Room
5 Working Newsrooms for all forms of Journalism &
   Communications - TV, Print, Radio Multimedia & PR
2 TV Studios w Adjoining State-of-the-Art Digital Control Rooms
   for Daily Newscasts & Satellite Feeds
Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism,
   New Media Innovation Lab & New Media Entrepreneurship
8 Digital Computer Labs for Classes
150-Seat Theater-Style Auditorium
7 Conference Rooms
4 Fully Mediated Classrooms

Plaza Retail, Main Entrance under 3-Story High "Front Porch"
Satellite Dishes on Roof

KAET Channel 8 – Arizona PBS
6th Floor and parts of 4th & 5th Floors: 80,000 SF
Digital Video Plant: 1.5 GB HDTV Transmission - 1.7 Million Viewers
3 TV Studios, 1 with spans nearly 6,000 SF, located on 26' high
   top floor, Training Studio
State-of-the-Art Production and Audio Control Rooms, Editing
   Suites & Transmission Center
Home to Horizon, ASSET and KBAQ Production Studio Terrace &
   Conference Rooms

General University
2nd Floor: Classrooms (460 Seats)
4th Floor: Classrooms (210 Seats)
5th Floor: Faculty Offices & Administrative Areas

Structural Systems
Building: Concrete Shear Walls