ISTB7: A building bridging our ancient past to our thriving future
The new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 on ASU’s Tempe campus reflects a purposeful integration of innovative construction, architecture, engineering and design in providing a visually compelling edifice carefully shaped and equipped to serve the varied educational and research purposes for which it was conceived. Barzin Mobasher (at right in photo), a Fulton Schools professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of the skilled professionals who have created ISTB7’s impressive environment. Mobasher had a role in the selection of the building’s glass-fiber-reinforced concrete panels that form the building’s shell and help to make it energy efficient. Other aspects of his work on ISTB7 are key components of the building’s structural resilience and overall environmental sustainability.