Grand Canyon University Event Center

Developer: Grand Canyon University
Contractor: Perini Building Co.
Architect: Architekton & 360 Architecture
(Kansas City, Mo.)
Size: 135,000 SF
Location: 3300 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

The 5,000-seat Event Center will be the new home of the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to hosting conferences, concerts and high school athletic events. The $60M venue, which broke ground in June, is the focal point of an expansion that includes a 4-level dormitory, 55,000 SF student recreation center and 29,000 SF classroom building.

AZRE September/October 2010