Size; 74,859 square feet
Anticipated Completion: June 2014
Architect: Dick & Fritsche Design Group (DFDG) with Opsis Architecture
Construction Manger at Risk (CMAR): Sundt Construction
Project Budget $30,800,000 (of which $28,600,000 is from the 2004 Bond Program)
Features in keeping with our ACUPCC commitment:
- The building will achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification but will have a possibility of achieving LEED Gold
- The project uses solar hot water for domestic hot water
- LED technology used extensively throughout the building
- First introduction of natural gas use to Pecos Campus
Project also includes an emergency backup generator and retractable gym seating
The Coyote Center will serve as the front door to the college in location, appearance and function. It will provide a range of services to new and continuing students ranging from admissions and enrollment to advising as well as support of student fitness and athletics. Student enrollment services will be delivered through a one-stop model, consistent with the One Maricopa “Seamless Student Experience.” Co-located with these services will be early outreach and dual enrollment advising groups, career services, student support services and recruitment. This will enable cross-pollinating of ideas and processes to enhance the Chandler-Gilbert Community College student experience, from orientation to career and educational planning, to access to needed support services.
The Coyote Center also will provide access to fitness, wellness and athletic programs through incorporation of associated classrooms, fitness/sports performance center and gymnasium. The gym is proposed as a space for community and college events, providing spectator seating for approximately 1,000-1,200. The Coyote Center will provide support facilities to athletics and fitness activities such as an athletic training room, storage facilities and locker rooms.