Guadalupe Education Center

Client:  Maricopa Community Colleges
Photography:  Cooperthwaite Photography
Located in the Town of Guadalupe serving as a branch campus to South Mountain Community College, this expansion and remodel works within very tight site and budget constraints.  The new expansion of general purpose classrooms is unified around a central courtyard that provides shaded outdoor learning spaces and symbolically incorporates local Native American references into the structural form of the steel shade structure.  Provisions in the Science Classroom are made to accommodate Geology, Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy instruction.  General Purpose Classrooms are designed for maximum flexibility for “student-centered learning” with folding and movable tables, chairs, white boards, and instructor podium.