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Coyote Center is a 2016 Athletic Business Facilities of Merit Winner

2016 Facilities of Merit: Coyote Center | Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Judges were impressed by how this large structure not only succeeds in housing disparate functions under one roof, but also how it harmonizes architecturally with its desert environment.

One went so far as to say the combination of athletics and enrollment services “redefines the campus approach,” adding great value at reasonable cost. But it was the design’s use of color and materials that made this project truly stand out, even as it blends perfectly within the surrounding landscape.

“Sensitive relationship to the Sonoran Desert environment,” noted one judge. “Color and texture combined with lush outdoor space is very pleasing.”

Judges’ Comments:

“Cleverly massed to hug the desert landscape.” — David Body

“I appreciated the rockscape response to the desert combined with utilitarian and accessible materials.” — Jeff Penner

“A well-planned project that relies on dedication to a big concept. In addition, thoughtful details and desert colors provide a quiet oasis within the desert.” — Tracy Carusi

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