Architect: richard+bauer | Photography: Bill Timmerman
Estrella Hall + Classrooms, Library
client: Maricopa County Community College District
size: 44,000 SF new, 7,800 SF new conference facility, 18,000 SF renovation
delivery method: CMAR
contractor: Haydon Construction Co.
- program verification
- space planning
- interior design
- furniture specifications
- lighting concepts
- millwork designs
A major objective for this project was the reassignment of space, yielding a more functional footprint for the mixed public and private use. The building’s primary purpose is to support the campus as a central hub for the community college as well as public outreach. The building cultivates a technology robust campus that resides in the middle of a growing community. An open permeable plan was needed, with multiple access points to the building and a central point of control. The learning spaces allow for a high degree of interaction in the library, tutoring center, computer labs, adhering space, community conference center, and faculty support areas. The centers of excellence promote student success in a comfortable and inviting environment for both individual and group learning.
The new conference center sits aside the expansion and features a pre-function gallery and two large dividable meeting rooms that hold up to 200 people per room banquet style. This area boasts a large catering kitchen to promote diverse functions such as community meetings, college events, public political town hall, and various other community engagement.