Fusion on First
380 N. 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Explore the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. Fusion on First is located at the southwest corner of 1st Ave. and Fillmore St. directly west of the Student Center at the Post Office.
Fusion on First is located at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. It is close to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University Center, the Student Center at Post Office, the Downtown Civic Space Park and walking distance to many restaurants, sporting events and shopping areas. Fusion on First is strategically located near the heart of Downtown Phoenix, where the performing and visual arts, fashion and industrial design are the next wave of embedded programs tied to creative entrepreneurialism within the city.
Fusion on First is an apartment community that is embedded in a setting that connects students organically with the regional business community and with key resources supporting creative ventures among students, faculty, alumni and local artists, businesses and government agencies. Fusion on First presents an image of innovation and progressive ideals. A 16-story-tall, 283,000-square-foot tech-driven project designed by internationally recognized architecture firm, Studio Ma, sets the stage to cultivate and amplify new research and entrepreneurship as its unique design expands community living space for up to 550 students.
Fusion on First is 13 floors of apartment style student housing above a three-story high-tech innovation hub for the arts geared towards such academic programs as design, popular music, and fashion. The innovation hub’s interiors integrate entrepreneurial and community-focused programs from across the Herberger Institute of Design & the Arts under the same roof, provide a mix of studios, classrooms, offices, exhibition and event space, as well as fabrication and maker-space workshop areas with special environmental systems and equipment.
Fusion on First will serve as home to upper division students, as well as home of students in the Thunderbird School of Global Management.