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Vertex Student Apartments

Peak Campus
An off-campus housing development provides a high-end living experience for Arizona State University students.
Exterior of Peak Campus' Vertex Student Apartments with transit in the foreground
Tempe, AZ
323,000 GSF
600 beds

Vertex Student Apartments is a high-end, off-campus student housing development at Arizona State University’s main campus in Tempe, AZ. The vibrant, mixed-use development reflects a village concept that seamlessly integrates apartment-style residential living with dining and recreation, along with school, work, retail and recreation. The building’s 16 unique unit plans feature high-end finishes, private bathrooms for each bedroom, and built-in amenities. Massing and sun-shading drove the design of this contemporary building, bringing new density and energy to the surrounding streetscape.

The irregularly shaped site is 3.74 acres and bordered by the light rail on its northern edge. In addition to the atypical triangular shape, height restrictions and security and safety concerns for students living off campus were major constraints. The final site massing adds density, height, view corridors, and is lifted at the ground level to accommodate public space.

Shared amenities include a two-level multi-purpose room, media room, golf simulator, demonstration kitchen, business center, and a state-of-the art fitness center with a rock-climbing wall, a yoga studio, spinning, and fitness-on-demand studio. All amenity spaces are outfitted with high-end finishes and furnishings. 

All residential units are fully furnished and include private bathrooms for each bedroom, spacious closets, full-size washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, flat-screen TVs, security features, and high-speed internet. Most units have a private balcony. 

Branding, Signage, and Wayfinding

The Vertex identity, name, environmental graphic design, and signage champion the brand’s vibrant and healthy spirit. Inspired by the signature architectural feature at the vertex of a primary intersection, the Vertex palette conveys a youthful, natural and energetic tone that resonates with active, education-oriented residents.



AIA Arizona Distinguished Building Merit Award
ENR Southwest Best Projects Best Residential/Hospitality Project
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