SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is one of the premier economic engines in the Valley of the Sun. The project’s success is a direct result of a focus on innovation and technology that attracts companies ranging from some of the world’s best known brands to one- or two-person startups.
These companies come to SkySong because of its strong connection to Arizona State University through ASU SkySong as well as the exceptional facilities and ideal location in Scottsdale. SkySong is conveniently located within close proximity to all types of recreational and cultural attractions, including Scottsdale’s well-loved entertainment district. It’s also only 10 minutes away from Sky Harbor International Airport and an easy drive or walk to some of Arizona’s best schools.
The goal of SkySong is to attract cutting-edge and innovative companies and their base of knowledge workers from around the world, integrating the resources of ASU with the opportunities of the private sector. SkySong is a true epicenter of economic activity in the state of Arizona. The 42-acre mixed-use development will include more than 1.2 million square feet upon buildout. SkySong 1, 2, 3 and 4, all approximately 145,000 square foot office buildings, are near full occupancy. Additionally, SkySong 5 was completed in September 2019, and the SkySong Apartments opened in Fall of 2013 and are currently leasing 1- 2- and 3-bedroom apartments at competitive rates.
The SkySong shade structure has become one of Scottsdale’s most recognized icons. The project is oriented around shaded and landscaped pedestrian scale boulevards with public gathering places and open spaces, water features and bike paths.
Plaza Companies is the Master Developer of SkySong, and the team includes Plaza del Rio Management Corp. as Property and Construction Manager and Lee & Associates as the Brokerage Team. Architects at SkySong include Pei Cobb Fried and Partners, DMJM Design, Butler Design Group, Kendle Design Collaborative, and Gary Todd and Associates. DPR is General Contractor for the project.