Chandler-Gilbert Community College Coyote Center

Chandler, Arizona

Project Info

  • Client

    Maricopa Community College District

  • Size

    77,000 SF

  • Delivery method


  • Role on project

    Prime Architect

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  • DFDG Team Members
  • Michael Schmitt

    Project Director

  • Becky Tomasek

    Interior Design

The Coyote Center is designed to serve as the campus’ beacon and the welcoming “front-door” for the CGCC campus.

The original campus plan resulted in a somewhat introverted site, with buildings internally oriented toward a central green space. The Coyote Center provides the CGCC campus its first outward welcoming gesture, allowing the college to become a more recognized component of the surrounding community.

True to its “front-door” architecture are the Coyote Center’s programmed functions, which house Student Services One Stop Shop. Prospective, new, and current students can now go to this one place for all enrollment, testing, advisement, counseling, veteran, and career services. The building is also home to CGCC Coyotes athletic teams and its recreational/academic fitness programs. The new gymnasium is designed to support NJCAA basketball competition for both men and women, and also shares a lobby/gathering space with the One Stop Shop.

Other athletic/recreation fitness program elements include lockers and shower facilities to support all indoor and outdoor sports and recreation/fitness programs, a fitness training room, outdoor fitness area, human performance lab, a multipurpose group fitness room, an athletic study room, and all administrative functions associated with CGCC’s Student Services and athletic programs.

Designed in collaboration with Opsis Architecture.

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