Redefining the Built Environment at The Beam

Inspired by one of Earth’s most important natural resources, The Beam name pays homage to the sturdy timber that frames and supports its majestic yet strong structure. The Beam is also inspired by balance – balance between life and work, new and tenured, modern and vintage. The Beam on Farmer is a place where neighbors are welcomed, different ideas are strengthened, relationships are built and history is made.

The Building

  • 184,000 sf Class A, 5-story office

  • +/- 40,000 sf floor plate available

  • First-of-its-kind-in-Arizona office building utilizing exposed Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction
  • Adjacent 4 per 1K structured parking (801 parking spaces)

  • Additional 10,000 sf of at grade commercial/retail space
  • 13’ floor to exposed wood deck ceilings

  • 36’ x 30’ column grid

  • 3 stair cores providing maximum flexibility

  • Immediate access to 202 via Priest Drive or Rural Road

  • 7 minutes to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Adjacent to 5th Street & Ash Street car station



Healthy Building, Happy Workforce

  • Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) System provides best-in-class air quality, thermal comfort, energy efficiency and tenant flexibility

  • First-in-class Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization System, purifying and filtering air supply ensuring highest level of air quality

  • Contactless experience from your “car to cube”

  • Designed to the The 9 Fundamentals of a Healthy Building and to exceed WELL Certification requirements

The Wood

Modern. Natural. Clean. Defined. The future of thoughtful, responsible and durable construction is here with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction. And now this marriage between solid timber, concrete, steel and glass is available to Arizona for the first time, thanks to Tempe’s newest and most innovative urban building, The Beam on Farmer. CLT is flexible, strong, green and offers many advantages, noted below:


Juxtaposition of a modern design and amenities with vintage character


Utilization of young trees, a sustainable forestry practice


Arizona’s first and only CLT office building


The wood utilized on the project will capture 3.5 tons of carbon dioxide


Large grid spacing & high exposed ceilings provide maximum interior design flexibility 


CLT manufacturing creates 0 waste & scrap material goes to other products or biofuel


The warm feel of wood generates an inherent creative environment


UFAD provides energy efficiency and localized thermal comfort