james richärd, aia principal


kelly bauer, fiida principal



stephen kennedy, aia ncarb principal



1545 west thomas road
phoenix, arizona 85015
p 602 264 1955
f 602 264 9234


student services building, glendale community college

Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

Maricopa County Community College District, Glendale Community College

16,000 sf - new student services, 8,000 sf - office renovation / 2.7M / Completed June 2003

The facility houses the service functions of the Admissions & Records, Registration, Financial Aid, Business Services and Advisement. This building serves the enrollment and service needs for the student population.



The design at the Welcome Center and Student Services Building at Glendale Community College reflects the importance of open interactive spaces for the student and one place for basic services. The new building maximizes the use of exterior space to accommodate student’s peak periods. A series of large pivot doors open to the court allowing free flow in and out of the building. The North wall is an all glass elevation maximizing the interior to exterior relationship. The primary function in this day lit area are service desks located for easy access from a central point. These flexible desks are equipped with moveable screens, which allow them to be used as staff work areas during down times. Private and open office/work areas are contained within two open volumes adjacent to the central space. These areas are lit by a series of linear skylights providing daylight to staff.