Arizona State University Photo Tour

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Arizona State University Photo Tour

Palm Walk at Arizona State University
Palm Walk at Arizona State University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

Arizona State University is a four-year, public university. By enrollment, it is one of the largest colleges in the U.S. Across all four of its campuses, ASU supports about 72,000 students, with its main campus in Tempe, Arizona, accommodating almost 60,000. ASU offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degrees across a host of schools and colleges. Academics are supported by a student / faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Pictured above is Palm Walk, a popular walkway edged with palm trees, some of which are over 90 feet tall. This corridor is the most photographed place on the scenic Tempe campus.

For more information on Arizona State University, check out the ASU profile and the school's official website.

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Old Main at Arizona State University

Old Main at Arizona State University
Old Main at Arizona State University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: John M. Quick / Flickr

The oldest and most historical building on campus is Old Main, home to the ASU Alumni Association. Old Main was the first building in Tempe to have electric lights, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ASU is proud of this little piece of history and works hard to keep the building preserved.

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Solar Panels at Arizona State University

Solar Panels at Arizona State University
Solar Panels at Arizona State University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: kevin dooley / Flickr

In the area of campus sustainability, ASU is ahead of the game and often ranks among the top "green" colleges in the country. ASU has over 61,000 solar panels on campus which produce more than 15.3 megawatts. The 59 solar systems on the main campus and 66 solar systems total help keep ASU energy efficient. In addition, the college gathers about 800 tons of recyclables every year. You can check out the official statistics for on Campus Metabolism, ASU's webpage for tracking energy production and consumption.

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Wrigley Hall at ASU

Wrigley Hall at ASU
Wrigley Hall at ASU (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: theregeneration / Flickr

ASU's Wrigley Hall is another example of the college's sustainability initiative. Wrigley Hall was made out of mostly recycled materials and the wind turbines on the roof generate electricity. It is also home to the school's Global Institute of Sustainability and School of Sustainability. You can see just how much energy is being used by the building here thanks to the Campus Metabolism program.

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The Brickyard at Arizona State

The Brickyard at Arizona State
The Brickyard at Arizona State (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: robynspix / Flickr

Located in downtown Tempe, the Brickyard features ASU's School of Arts, Media and Engineering, as well as research centers like the Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM), Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), and the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC).

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Hayden Library at Arizona State University

Hayden Library at Arizona State University
Hayden Library at Arizona State University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

The Charles Trumbull Hayden Library is named for the founder of Tempe, and the building is part of the extensive ASU Library System. In total, the ASU libraries have almost 5 million books as well as access to over 300,000 ebooks and 78,000 ejournals. The library is as picturesque as it is informational, with a garden courtyard and an illuminated school landmark named the "Beacon of Knowledge."

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Memorial Union at Arizona State

Memorial Union at Arizona State
Memorial Union at Arizona State (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: robynspix / Flickr

For those looking to join one of the 800+ student clubs and organizations, a fraternity or sorority, or the student government, the Memorial Union is the place to go. The Memorial Union holds the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Sun Devil Involvement Center, as well as a student recreation center called Sparky's Den.

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Piper Writers House at ASU

Piper Writers House at ASU
Piper Writers House at ASU (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

Creative writers will feel right at home at the Virginia G. Piper Writers House in the cozy President's Cottage. There you can find the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing as well as classrooms, a library, and a writer's garden. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and was visited twice by Robert Frost.

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The ASU Fulton Center

Fulton Center at ASU
Fulton Center at ASU (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: seantoyer / Flickr

The ASU Foundation constructed the modern Fulton Center in 2005, and it has held the university administration, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences administration, and the Foundation ever since. Since 1955, the ASU Foundation has been a non-profit organization that handles donations for the college.

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The ASU Gammage

The ASU Gammage
The ASU Gammage (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Nick Bastian / Flickr

The ASU Gammage is a performing arts center and a popular spot for the whole community. Gammage features dancers, musicians, and artists from both the college and around the world. The architecture of the building is noteworthy -- it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Decision Theater at Arizona State

Decision Theater at Arizona State
Decision Theater at Arizona State (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: robynspix / Flickr

The ASU Decision Theater is a place technologically and scientifically designed for collaborative decision making. Their one-of-a-kind "seven-screen immersive environment" allows decision makers to analyze complicated sets of data. The innovative design of Decision Theater represents significant advancements in collaborative decision making processes.

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ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center

ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center
ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

Any artists or art lovers on the ASU campus should be sure to visit the Nelson Fine Arts Center. This center contains the both the ASU Art Museum and the Galvin Playhouse. The design for this building is art as well, and it won the 1989 American Institute of Architects Honor Award.

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Artisan Court at Arizona State University

Artisan Court at Arizona State University
Artisan Court at Arizona State University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: robynspix / Flickr

The Artisan Court is part of the Brickyard and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Artisan Court has state-of-the-art classrooms for the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, all with long-distance learning capabilities.

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ASU Music Building

ASU Music Building
ASU Music Building (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

The ASU School of Music resides in the Music building, known by ASU students as the "birthday cake building." The building is chock-full of classrooms, practice rooms, and recital halls, as well as the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, the Rafael Mendez Library Museum, the Katzin Concert Hall, and the Music Research Facility. In addition, the Music Building has music education and therapy labs, electronic music studios, piano repair shops, and a costume shop.

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Barrett Honors College at Arizona State

Barrett Honors College at Arizona State
Barrett Honors College at Arizona State (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

The Barrett Honors College Academic Complex is a nine-acre campus-within-a-campus solely for ASU honors students. It is the only residential, four-year college within a top-ranked public university in the country, and it includes a community center, a café, a fitness center, and the Sustainability House at Barrett.

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Wells Fargo Arena at ASU

Wells Fargo Arena at ASU
Wells Fargo Arena at ASU (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Nick Bastian / Flickr

Built in 1974, the Wells Fargo Arena is home to many of ASU's athletic teams. The ASU Sun Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12), and have won over 20 NCAA championships (What's a Sun Devil?). The Wells Fargo Arena features over 14,000 seats and hosts shows, concerts, and graduation ceremonies in addition to athletics.

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ASU Sun Devil Stadium

ASU Sun Devil Stadium
ASU Sun Devil Stadium (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Nick Bastian / Flickr

The ASU Sun Devil Stadium can hold 75,000 people and has been renovated four times. The Stadium was host to the 2008 Insight Bowl and the 1996 NFL Super Bowl. In 2008, Sports Illustrated ranked ASU as having the top "Athletic Department in the Nation," making the university attractive for many student athletes.

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"Spirit" Sculpture and the ASU Carey School of Business

"Spirit" Sculpture and the ASU Carey School of Business (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Cecilia Beach

Outside the W. P. Carey School of Business stands "Spirit," a beautiful sculpture made by Buck McCain. The 14-foot-high work of art was given to the Carey School of Business in 2009 and has become a part of ASU's extensive art collection. "Spirit" stands as a source of inspiration for the ASU community. You can find more information at the Spirit of Enterprise Center website.

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