Hosting 30,000 visitors daily, ASU’s Memorial Student Union serves the entire university community. It stands at the center of campus, linking academic and student life quadrants. For the first renovation, Studio Ma mounted a two-track design effort that evaluated how to rehabilitate the building and improve safety while concurrently making the student center more responsive to student needs for studying and socializing. Non-resident students and the growing number of students enrolled in online and hybrid learning courses sought increased peer interaction. In the first six weeks, the team completed a building assessment, negotiated agency approvals for health, fire and life safety, and historic buildings, and prepared scoping and program documents. Studio Ma produced construction documents for a complete redesign and upgrades to 19 classroom and meeting rooms, two large conference rooms, and Pima Auditorium in just 60 days after the university approved the project’s scope and program document. Construction began immediately, with portions of the center remaining open for use, and the building was returned to full operation 162 days after the fire. As part of the redesign, Studio Ma converted found space within the 375,000 sf center into informal learning and meeting areas.