I.D.E.A. Tempe is a phased development that focuses on bringing new biotechnology and technology companies to Tempe. The 18-acre, 1 million sq ft project includes five commercial buildings with restaurant and retail space, two parking structures, as well as a 40,000 sq ft of arts rehearsal and classroom space. I.D.E.A. stands for Innovation, Discovery, Education and Arts.
Watch a Horizon PBS video about the project and technology in Tempe.
The Boyer Company is the developer. Construction began in April with remediation of the site. Okland Construction is the general contractor. The construction will have impacts on Tempe Center for the Arts parking. To get directions to TCA and to see a parking map, please visit https://www.tempecenterforthearts.com/visit/hours-directions-parking
Building our Arts Community
Planned as part of I.D.E.A. Tempe is a 40,000 sq ft arts facility to be built as a wrap for the first parking garage. This space would have a black box theater, classroom space, rehearsal room and more.
Building For the Future
Tempe is known as an innovative community. I.D.E.A. Tempe will bring new companies, new jobs and new discoveries to our city. Tempe leads the nation in the absorption of office space by technology companies. This project will provide new inventory and proximity to research and development at Arizona State University and the existing tech community in Tempe. We also believe this project will help our workforce as new jobs come with the companies that locate in this new development.
Building Our Priorities
Tempe values sustainability, education, the arts and efficiency. The I.D.E.A. Tempe campus will incorporate these principles into every element of its creation.
The construction of these buildings will include LEED sustainability standards, such as solar panels on rooftops. A thorough remediation of the site will remove debris and dirt will be reused.
Boyer and Oakland Construction have agreed to an apprenticeship/highly skilled labor workforce program for this project, bringing opportunity to students and members of our workforce.
The art on this campus will be above that which is required and will be done in coordination with City of Tempe arts administrators. The 40,000 sq ft arts facility that will be part of this project will also help provide more arts education and performances.
Businesses interested in being part of I.D.E.A. Tempe may contact Donna Kennedy at 480 858-2395.