IDEA 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. IDEA is an acronym for Innovation, Discovery, Education and Arts.
The first building opened on March 6, 2020. The Boyer Company is the developer. Okland Construction is the general contractor. BD, one of the world's largest medical device companies, is the first tenant for this campus.
Building our Arts Community
Planned to be part of IDEA 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. There is no timeline for this wrap yet.
Building For the FutureTempe is known as an innovative community. IDEA 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 IDEA 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.