asu mesa city center

ASU at Mesa City Center

Be a part of a bold new initiative

Arizona State University is partnering with the city of Mesa to help produce a thriving cultural economy in downtown Mesa once again. The groundbreaking ASU at Mesa City Center complex, which includes the Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center, adds an important piece to the revitalization of the downtown area in Mesa and trains the next generation of professionals for Arizona’s creative and technology sectors.

john giles profile

These facilities along with the studios and the Plaza at Mesa City Center are symbolic of a new chapter for downtown Mesa. One that celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship and builds on the foundation of community and placemaking."

John Giles, City of Mesa Mayor
michael crow

Mesa wants to build a new future on a tremendously successful past... It wants to move forward into the new economy and participate in richer and deeper ways."

Michael M. Crow, ASU President

Your opportunity for impact

Join us in our bold new initiative as we build a transformative media center designed to revive Mesa's downtown urban experience.


Top 10 naming opportunities

  • ASU @ Mesa City Center Building 
  • Screening Theater 
  • Soundstage / Production Studio
  • Enhanced Immersion Studio 
  • Screening Room 
  • Exhibition / Lobby 
  • Ideation Studio 
  • Recording Studio 
  • Community Meeting Space 
  • Fabrication Lab 

Building new futures with creative technologies

Creating an immersive media hub

The world-class media production site hosts hundreds of students who make films, video games, and other immersive media experiences of all kinds.

This new, 118,000 sq. ft. building houses arts, design and technology programs. ASU at Mesa City Center is one of the first media production facilities of its type that is designed to be fully embedded in the community – a hive of cultural exchange, education and public programming and events.

creative immersive media hub
changing future higher education downtown mesa

Changing the future for higher education and downtown Mesa

As we build a world-class immersive media hub, we will embed young artists and designers in the core of the community, helping artists to thrive. Alongside our partners and neighbors, we are cultivating a robust, inclusive community at the forefront of the technology sector that will drive economic revitalization in Mesa. Your support will elevate the creativity of students who will enrich Mesa’s cultural life, deepen students’ experiences of the world and create new possibilities for human expression.

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