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The Vision: College Avenue Commons

Donors, Jeff and Mary Ehret






Grand Opening

The Reality

It began as a simple need for space.  But through the vision of many people, this new home for the Del E. Webb School of Construction was transformed into a building which brings together the highest standards of academia, construction, sustainability and community involvement.

Out of the mind and into the hands of dedicated ASU donors, alumni and students, ASU’s College Avenue Commons stands today as the flagship of this New American University.

With help from our friends: Jeff and Mary Ehret

The College Avenue Commons (CAVC) was a collaborative effort of many people with strong connections to ASU. Confined by a limited budget for the project, it was only with the financial support of Jeff and Mary Ehret that the CAVC could come to fruition. Jeff Ehret, a Del E. Webb School of Construction (DEWSC) graduate and now president and founder of The PENTA Building Group, wanted to give back to his alma mater and support future graduates of the school.

Learn more about Jeff and Mary Ehret

Learn from top faculty

The construction of the CAVC afforded the DEWSC faculty an opportunity to provide a hand-on learning experience at every step. Several faculty played a major role in the development of the CAVC.  Edward “Edd” Gibson, professor, has received numerous national awards, including the most recent as CII Outstanding Instructor from the national Construction Industry Institutes. Gibson’s research and teaching on construction planning have taken him from university classrooms to construction projects around the world, helping governments and private industries that believe his methods have saved billions.

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DEWSC faculty are at the leading edge of their field and integrate that experience into their classes:

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Alumni build a masterpiece

With the Ehret’s support as a foundation, several ASU alumni were able to join the project and dedicate their knowledge and skill toward achieving the vision. Tim Goyette, a 1999 DEWSC grad, acted as the Senior Project Manager at Okland, the lead contractor for the CAVC. Rachel Rasmussen, class of 2006 and 2009, contributed as an associate at Architekton, one of the building’s architecture firms. John Meredith, class of 2006 and 2008, contributed as part of his work as an architect in ASU’s Office of the University Architect. Dozens more ASU alumni worked diligently on the design and construction teams of the CAVC. It was truly a work of pride for all those alumni involved.

Learn more about Tim Goyette, Rachel Rasmussen and John Meredith