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Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building in Phoenix, Arizona by Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

 
February 5th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

The Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building features state of the art instructional facilities for science labs and classrooms, facilitating inter and extra-departmental collaboration between faculty, staff and students throughout the building and site with sustainable and responsive desert architecture.

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  • Architects: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
  • Project: Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona,U.S.A
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: REVIT.
  • Building Area: 35,000 GSF

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A series of exterior collaboration pods under the large portico roof provide collaboration and gathering spaces with chalk boards and power, open to all on campus. The primary roof is designed to collect rainwater, which is directed to two vertical rain towers that connect into a large underground cistern that can be used for all irrigation.

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The building optimizes use of the highly constrained site, providing a main exterior bridge path that connects the existing buildings on the north to the proposed campus expansion to the south, with a five foot grade differential. The building’s ‘L’ shape is derived from the difficult triangular site and provides all primary circulation to be open to the adjacent campus paths, and zoning of lab support space contiguous to every lab. The entire site design is a learning landscape, with paths through instructional planting zones and an exterior instructional area.

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Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Marlene Imirzian is the founder and principal of Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects. The firm is a regional practice with offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Escondido, California. The work includes commercial, institutional, health care, higher education, historic preservation, and residential project types. We are known for design excellence, project performance, and as a leader in integration of sustainable design practices.

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We have been awarded numerous design awards, including local and regional design awards from the American Institute of Architects, and have been published internationally. The firm is ranked one of the top 50 U.S. Architecture firms for design and sustainability by Architect Magazine 2013.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Image Courtesy © Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

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