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The Beam [on Farmer]

Tempe, AZ
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


The Beam is the first office building in Arizona to feature exposed cross-laminated timber (CLT) as the primary structural system. Designers chose a large grid and high exposed wood ceilings for maximum interior design flexibility; the column grid is 36 x 30 feet, and height from the floor to exposed wood deck is 13 feet. The project was also designed to exceed WELL Certification requirements and align with The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health). Among its features, an under floor air distribution system contributes to high air quality, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, and a needlepoint bipolar ionization system purifies and filters the air supply. The building also includes a contactless experience from “car to cube.” The Beam includes 184,000 square feet of Class A office space and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail, and is adjacent to ample structured parking.

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Business (Office)

  • Material Types:

    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam

Individuals Involved:
  • Emma Garza

    Project Engineer

  • Micheal Manos

    General Contractor

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