Glendale Community College Life Sciences Building

This three-story, 63,000-sq-ft facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms for instruction in biology, psychology and nursing.

The campus’s first three-story building and its largest in decades, it is also the school’s first CMAR project and the first to be sustainably designed. Natural lighting penetrates deep into the faculty office suite by creating uninterrupted clerestory glazing at all office walls.

Copper cladding compliments the textures and colors of the campus while the various widths and depths of the components create dynamic compositions of light and shadow.

Key Players

Owner: Maricopa County Community College District
Design Firm: Gould Evans Associates
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Consultants: Paragon Structural Design; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
Subcontractors: Tri-City Mechanical; Rosendin Electric; Metal-Weld Specialties; Kovach; Trainor Glass Co.