The Arizona Western College Community Building and Science + Agriculture Center in Yuma, Arizona reflect the college’s bold identity and its commitment to its students and to the local community. Arizona Western College was looking for a change of direction in terms of campus identity, community engagement, and academic approach. With the new College Community Center (CCC) and Science and Agriculture Lab (Sci-Ag) the college wanted to emphasize overlap and intersection of science programs and maximize engagement with the Yuma community. The buildings encourage collaboration and interaction of diverse groups of students, faculty, and community residents. This project provides a new gateway to the campus by marking multiple points of inflection (or deviations from the norm): integration of science and community, a boost to student success initiatives, and closed loop sustainable goals. The Science and Agriculture Center merges interdisciplinary science instruction with sustainable campus and community programs.
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