ASU landmark dorm, Manzanita Hall, gets renovation

The hardison/downey team is near completion on the renovation of ASU’s 15-story Manzanita Hall on the main campus, which was originally built in 1967.

Scheduled to debut at the end of July, the new dorm rooms will include two bedrooms, three bedrooms with shared bathroom and four bedroom suites with two bathrooms. The student dining facility on the first floor will also be remodeled. New social spaces include a fitness center, mail and computer rooms, student lounges and a business center. Exterior improvements include new landscaping and courtyards as well as basketball and sand volleyball courts.

Get a sneak peek inside the Manzanita makeover in this Fox10 video

hardison/downey discovers hawk’s nest during ASU dorm renovation

Photo courtesy Valerie Schultz

The hardison/downey team working on renovations at Manzanita Hall on the Arizona State University campus recently found a visitor living on the 9th floor of the tower.

A hawk’s nest containing three eggs was discovered during exterior skin demolition.  Because the hawk is a federally protected species, the Arizona Game and Fish Department got involved, and a professional was brought in to remove the eggs.

Watch this video from Fox10 for a glimpse at the nest and read the article from ENR Southwest to learn more.