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Chandler-Gilbert Community College Student Center Model

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Student Center

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    • This 20,000 sf Chandler-Gilbert Community College Student Center was designed to transplant the "heart" of the expanding campus. The plan allows for a future phase that will create a central courtyard. The Student Center's form creates a minimal opaque face on the west and north and gradually rises to the center of campus. The crescendo is a 30' high student pavilion and 35' cantilevered "front porch." The pavilion is rendered in insulated blue glass and aluminum operable walls. During most of the school year, the walls can open vertically, creating a large indoor/outdoor space to be used for a multitude of events by the college and the local community. Air conditioning is provided from the west wall and large 12' diameter fans are used to circulate the air in lieu of ductwork. The pavilion is shaded from the east by a large 35' cantilevered front porch that engages the pedestrian mall.
    • Studio Team
      Douglas Brown
      Carlos Carrasquillo
      Jorge Colon
      Jeff Consbruck
      Holly Flint
      Corinna Fritsch
      John Kane
      Christopher Kelly
      Scott Marshall
      Mike Martinez
      Nick Nevels
      Bill Osborne

    • Project Team
      Owner: Maricopa County Community College District
      Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical: Energy Systems Design
      Structural: BDA
      Civil: Martin, Peltyn & Gordon
      Acoustical: PNC West Inc.
      Landscape: TERRANO Design
      Kitchen: WC + A
      Cost: Abacus Project Management
      Interiors: Knipp Design Associates, Inc.
      Envelope: Arcadia/Ken Martinek
      Lighting: RC Lurie/Darryl Gregg
      Contractor: Brignall Construction
      Photographer: Timmerman Photography, Inc, Architekton, Michael T. Masengarb–Architekton
    • Awards
      2007 AZRE + AIA Arizona Chapter Arizona's 150 Greatest Architectural Achievements
      2004 City of Chandler Architectural Excellence Award
      2003 AIA Arizona Honor Award
      2003 AIA Arizona Kemper Goodwin Award
      2003 AIA Western Mountain Region Merit Award
      2003 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Design Award of Merit
      2000 AIA Western Mountain Region Merit Award

      Publications                                                                                         August 2005, Architectural Record
      August 2005, Athletic Business, “Free At Last”

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