Gilbert Community College
This 20,000 s.f. Student Center was designed to transplant the "heart" of the expanding campus. 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 shaded from the east by this large front porch, which engages the pedestrian mall.
The bold use of aluminum and glass throughout the building adds to the Student Center's overall impact and important appearance. Extensive access to natural daylight in the building design is a key green feature of the project.