ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center
Tempe Campus (SE corner 10th Street and Mill Avenue) Tempe AZ
Completed: 1989 Architect: Antoine Predock / 3DI Current Use: Performance theater, art museum, classes, and other university functions The center was commissioned to honor Arizona State University’s centennial. It incorporates pueblo forms inspired by Native American architecture of the Southwest, executed in modern materials. The integrally-colored stucco was inspired by the color of rocks found on nearby Tempe (Hayden) Butte. The building, designed by internationally renown architect Antoine Predock of Albuquerque, received an American Institute of Architects National Honor Award. Also see: Antoine Predock (Architectural Monographs #51), Geoffrey Baker; Antoine Predock, Architect, Collins/Robbins; Landmark Buildings: Arizona’s Architectural Heritage, Patterson/Vinson.