By Paul Fiarkoski
My office is in Downtown Tempe AZ. I often walk by this building designed as an inverted pyramid. Seems like such a smart design for the Valley of the Sun.
Unlike most office buildings that get super hot from intense sunlight beating on them, I never see any sunlight directly hitting the glass on this building. I’d like to know more about the energy efficiency of the design, such as how does it compare with more modern buildings with good LEED ratings.
About the building
- Tempe Municipal Building
- Construction completed 1971
- Designed by the architectural firm of Michael & Kemper Goodwin