Central Arizona College San Tan Campus3736 E Bella Vista Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
Design Achievement - Central Arizona College expanded its reach across the central Arizona desert with the San Tan campus. Following assistance with the site selection process, DLR Group moved into master planning and design work with a plan for phased growth for a 200-plus-acre campus in years to come. DLR Group's design emphasizes transparency within each space, providing visual connection to the entire campus, in addition to expansive views of desert and mountains. The planning process involved extensive coordination with college staff, faculty, and user stakeholder groups. The end result is a flexible master plan, program, and design allowing the college to grow with options for future buildings as enrollment rises and program offerings grow.
Scope Summary - The scope of the the 75,000-SF, five-building Phase 1 includes a student services center complete with a flexible one-stop shop for testing, bookstore, security office, lobby, materials display, administrative offices, counseling, financial aid, career counseling and features a lobby triage station with online registration facilities. Additionally, the library is paired with a cafe, student success/learning resource center and distance learning facility. Classroom buildings include science labs; allied health labs; a fine arts, dance, and performance pavilion; and general use classrooms. The campus also provides opportunity for community use with flexible facilities to seat up to 600 along with kitchen facilities. Infrastructure elements include a central plant/site amenities and parking. DLR Group provided planning, architecture, interiors, and landscape architecture services.