maricopa county community college, Sun Lakes Education Center Expansion | Chandler, AZ | 6,300 SF
Deutsch designed a second story addition at the campus, which included an intense Programming Phase and was marked by a large team of key stakeholders. Enriching this project was this team’s collective creativity, passion for life-long learning, CMAR experience, public education acumen, design talent, and budget/schedule consciousness. A design challenge was creating spaces that functionally meet a variety of needs for effective delivery of educational experiences, while providing adequate support staff space. We designed flexible, multiple-purpose spaces configured to offer maximum comfort and accessibility in a context visually compatible with the existing building. These spaces are designed to inspire “boomer” age adults, calling them to a new, active stage of their lives, characterized by continued personal growth, personal reinvention, and new beginnings.