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Novus Innovation Corridor LEED-ND

Tempe, AZ


Raimi + Associates directed the LEED for Neighborhood Development certification for the Novus Innovation Corridor in Tempe, AZ. The Novus Innovation Corridor is a public/private partnership between Arizona State University and Catellus Development Corporation. The certification includes 300+ acres 4,000 dwelling units, and over 5.5 million square feet of commercial space that is intended to generate revenue to support the renovation of collegiate athletic facilities while integrating corporate and campus innovation through a unique partnership structure.


R+A led the LEED for Neighborhood Development certification effort, which included advising on green building and sustainability considerations and documenting LEED-ND credits. R+A continues to work with members of the design team to ensure that buildings, streets, infrastructure, and site planning are completed consistent with the LEED-ND commitments and sustainability goals.

Client: Catellus Development Corporation

Timeframe: 2019 - Present


  • Important to include requirements for future vertical development as part of LEEDND and master plan commitments.

  • Harnessed innovative strategies including:

    • recycling streets infrastructure

    • providing stormwater management capacity for 99th percentile rain event

    • incorporating solar PV into building design

    • designing open space and pedestrian experience to minimize heat island effect.

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