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Power Parasol Lot 59

Phoenix, AZ United States

Debartolo Architects


Project Description

Solar Power

2012 Annual Design Review

Debartolo Architects

Part civic shade structure, part energy generator, and part billboard, Power Parasol Lot 59 is a galvanized steel structure topped by 7,600 photovoltaic panels that covers an existing parking lot for 800 vehicles at Arizona State University’s Tempe, Ariz., campus. Designed by Phoenix-based Debartolo Architects, who worked in concert with a team of structural and electrical engineers, the 227,700-square-foot canopy generates over 2.2 megawatts of electricity. It is supported by slender columns that provide the supporting armature for hanging banners, advertisements, and lighting.

“It’s a 5-acre project, so I’m thinking about the colossal scale of this, but then there’s this level of refinement in the assembly with which I was really impressed.” —Elizabeth Ranieri


Project Details

Power Parasol Lot 59
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    Debartolo Architects - Jack DeBartolo III,Architect
  • Host: Arizona State University, Tempe Campus 
  • Developer: Strategic Solar Energy 
  • Contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction—Kevin Vander Molen 
  • Structural Engineer: Rudow + Berry—Mark Rudow 
  • Electrical Engineer: Taylor Rymar Corp.—Dan Simpson 
  • Civil Engineer: Evans Kuhn & Associates—George Evans 
  • Landscape Engineer: JJR Floor—Kris Floor 
  • Geotech Consultant: Speedie & Associates 
  • Photographer: Michael Nothum 
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    227,700 sq ft


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