McCarthy Building Companies recently completed Mirabella at ASU, a first-of-its-kind intergenerational community for older adults, on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Founding members are moving into the 20-story residence in phases now through the spring.
Mirabella at ASU is the culmination of an innovative partnership between Pacific Retirement Services, Arizona State University and University Realty LLC. Representing a paradigm shift in senior living, this groundbreaking community provides residents with resort-style services and amenities along with personalized access to lifelong-learning opportunities, mentorships and integration with the ASU Community. ASU students also will engage with the residents and activities at Mirabella.
“Mirabella at ASU represents a dynamic new chapter in senior living,” said Eric Sholty of Pacific Retirement Services. “We’re thrilled to welcome our Founding Members to their new homes, and can’t wait to see all the ways they take advantage of life at this exciting new member of the Pacific Retirement Services family of communities.”
Designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects and built by McCarthy Building Companies, this $252 million, 613,000-square-foot community includes approximately 250 independent-living residences, four restaurants, healthcare facilities, common spaces and more.
At the heart of the Mirabella at ASU experience is the access that residency provides to ASU academics and campus amenities. Living right on campus means residents have a finger on the pulse of university life while sharing knowledge, energy and experiences with the students who call ASU home. Opportunities to elevate the continued-learning experience abound, from access to more than 5 million books in the ASU library system to shows at the historic ASU Gammage theater and beyond.
“ASU wants its students to become master learners, meaning individuals who are capable of learning and adapting throughout their whole lives,” said Lindsey Beagley, lifelong university engagement director at Mirabella at ASU. “Our residents are people who know that learning doesn’t stop after they graduate, or they’ve concluded their professional careers. This is an opportunity to integrate master learners into our campus environment, which is a win-win for everyone.”
Mirabella at ASU is a Life Plan Community, providing residents with an on-site healthcare continuum designed to meet their needs as they age, including assisted living and memory support programs. A skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is also onsite to help residents transition from a hospital stay back home, or for longer-term care if needed.
“It was a privilege to be involved with the Mirabella partners to build this landmark that will have a significant impact on the Greater Phoenix community and offer lifelong learning opportunities for older generations on ASU’s Tempe campus,” said Chris Nickle, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies’ Southwest region. “We are particularly proud of the great work provided by our team members and trade partners who worked tirelessly and safely to ensure the vision that was set forth through this dynamic collaboration would become a reality for residents. Welcome to your new home!”
Major trade partners included Buesing Corp., Castle Contracting LLC, Delta Diversified Enterprises Inc., ISEC Inc., KT Fabrication Inc., Berg, E&K and Schuff Steel. For more information, visit www.retirement.org/mirabella-asu.