Engel Hall and Williams Campus Central PlantHigher Education
In Engel Hall the traditional classroom/lab building program is incorporated into a light-filled, contemporary facility of learning. Practical requirements are matched with sustainable building techniques, structurally inventive methods, and ingeniously applied finish materials, proving that a modest building can truly transform a campus. Engel Hall is the gateway entry to the Williams Campus of Chandler Gilbert Community College and houses an instructional nursing clinic, two life science laboratories, general classrooms, lecture halls and faculty offices in a signature building for the campus. Instructional, faculty and student areas are configured to encourage cross-pollination so that collaborative learning is fostered. GLA was commissioned to provide campus master planning, building programming, and design and implementation of Engel Hall in tandem with a new Central Plant. Extensive site improvements (amphitheater, drop-off areas, plazas, and parking lots) were incorporated into the project. The project achieved LEED™ Gold Certification.