Chandler-Gilbert Community College | Ironwood Hall

Location: Chandler Arizona

Completion: 11/09

Size: 58,459 sf

Three parallel bars are positioned to create an interactive classroom building that reconciles the north end of the Chandler-Gilbert Community College campus. The unique mix of programs; Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Engineering, Ceramics, and faculty offices are carefully considered relative to the variety of resultant outdoor spaces that interconnect the various buildings nearby. Insulated concrete and commodity metal siding are the primary materials that are rendered in shades of green, tangerine and blue which complement the variety of colors used throughout the campus. A myriad of other sustainable materials and strategies work together to create a didactic LEED Gold building that helps the campus achieve its' commitment to the 2030 initiative.

Project Facts

Client | Maricopa County Community College District

Sustainability | LEED Gold

Cost | $12.87M

Contractor | Caliente Construction


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2012 metalmag Metal Buildings Award

2011 AIA WMR Honor Award

2011 American School & University Architectural Portfolio Citation Award

2011 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Merit Award

2011 Metal Architecture Smooth Metal Wall Panels Award

2010 AIA Building of America Gold Medal Winner

2010 AIA Arizona Citation Award

2010 AZ Real Estate & Development Honorable Mention  for Best Educational Project Award

2010 ICF Builder Awards Winner: Heavy Commercial

2008 AIA WMR Unbuilt Merit Award


Michael Rosso

John Kane

Suhoon Bae

Catherine Britt

Tom Brown

Tom Reilly

Joseph Salvatore

Aschley Yano

Delicia Orozco-Martinez

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