Phoenix College Fine Arts Building and Operations Building
A core value of Phoenix College is their commitment to “Go Far, Close To Home,” by offering a premiere education opportunity for its residents. The Fine Arts Building at Phoenix College creates a “landmark facility” at the northern terminus of the campus, celebrating and reinforcing education in art curriculum. The structure creates an energy within the department and the community at large that will naturally open new doors to growth for students in the Fine Arts Program.
The School incorporates three art departments: photography, graphic arts, and media arts. These programmatic parts have been arranged to ensure interaction and interdependence between the programs and the surrounding community.
The resulting 28,000 SF, 2-story facility surrounds a landscaped courtyard, with a highly visible public facade for exhibits held within the gallery. The facility includes ceramics, glass and sculpture classrooms on the ground floor.
Drawing, painting, computer graphics and photography classrooms are located on the second floor. A multifunctional 75-seat lecture hall with digital media capabilities also provides opportunity for community/college interaction. An exhibition gallery is also included in the facility with a rooftop terrace above the gallery providing open-air space for after-exhibit celebrations.
Award: 2009 Best of Awards-Higher Education from Southwest Contractor