Scottsdale Community College Fitness & Wellness Center
- The challenge for this 26,000 sf Scottsdale Community College facility was to incorporate numerous programmatic elements into a building with a limited budget, and create a cost-effective and imaginative solution that reinforces the campus malls and connections of parking and adjacent gymnasium. Interestingly, the cost-saving measure of utilizing a pre-engineered metal structure as a building system resulted in a reduction in material required and created a unique but functional aesthetic. The single volume is carved away at two corners that act as porches and are shaded by closely spaced structural "girts." Its sculptural quality resonates from the innovative use of structure and skin, all of which are manipulated and integrated with warm materials and colors, creating an effect that contradicts the traditional image of pre-engineered metal buildings.
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Owner: Maricopa County Community College District
Structural: Brickey Design Associates
Mechanical/Plumbing: Clark Engineers SW, Inc.
Electrical: NP Engineering
Landscape: Moore/Swick Partnership
Civil: Southgate Associates
Cost: Construction Cost Consultants
FF&E: Tehan Design
Acoustical: Wardin Cockriel & Associates
Contractor: Tel Star Construction
Metal Building Systems Erector: Arizona Building Systems
Photographer: Timmerman Photography, Inc.
2007 AZRE + AIA Arizona Chapter Arizona's 150 Greatest Architectural Achievements
2002 The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
2002 AIA Western Mountain Region Honor Award
2002 AIA Arizona Honor Award
2001 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award of Merit
2001 Metal Architecture Design Award Winner
Publication April 2002, College Planning & Management, “Facility Focus: Athletic Centers–A Cost Saving Building System"
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