GateWay Community College Integrated Education Building
Award of Merit
This centrally located facility meshes a bevy of functions—including a student services center and community library—into a single three-story structure.
GateWay Community College, located centrally in the metropolitan Phoenix area, has created a new all-in-one 122,000-gross-square-foot facility for their urban campus. The Integrated Education Building (IEB) is centrally located on campus and meshes an entire new campus of functions into a single three-story structure.
The IEB provides a new student services center, learning center and community library, instructional labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a large community-oriented 200-seat multi-purpose room. The project both transforms the campus and provides metamorphic momentum for a historically blighted and under-valued part of the city.
This project solved the needs of a variety of programs comprehensively and capitalizes on the temperate climate to provide dynamic outdoor learning spaces. It draws features from a comprehensive sustainability vision. This project really pushes the expectation of what a community college should be. The bowl acts as an icon for the college arts curriculum and draws the community to partake in its performing arts. The building is incredibly well-scaled to the landscape.