Paradise Valley Community Center Life Sciences Building

Owner: Maricopa County Community Colleges
General Contractor:: Barton Malow Company
Completion Date:: 2009
Location: Paradise Valley, AZ
The Life Sciences building houses the college's anatomy, physiology, general biology, biotechnology, microbiology, marine biology and environmental biology programs. It includes seven classrooms, six biology labs and two anatomy/physiology labs, one of which is a cadaver lab, plus lab support spaces. There are also faculty and staff offices as well as an administration area. All lecture and lab spaces have significant technology infrastructures to support state-of-the-art teaching equipment and methods.

To bring the entire campus into discussions of science, the building has eight outdoor collaboration pods. Each pod, accessed from a walking bridge, includes tables and chairs for unstructured gatherings and informal student learning.
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