Grand Opening of the Physical Sciences Building C



Phoenix College will celebrate the grand opening of the new Physical Sciences Building C on November 1st  with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the building.  Originally constructed in 1969, the Phoenix College "C" Building served students of nursing, allied health, and chemistry programs for almost forty years.  

"Having an up-to-date science building that's going to focus on chemistry, engineering, and physics is really exciting. The fact that Phoenix College is investing in this facility really demonstrates a commitment to the future and innovation.  I'm thrilled for our students to learn in that space."  - Anil Kapoor, Biosciences Faculty 

With its soaring columns and waffle deck floors, the building stands as an excellent example of the Mid-Century modern design prevalent in Phoenix during the sixties.  Designed by renowned Phoenix architect Ralph Haver, it and other Haver buildings on campus represent a rich fabric of history for the campus.   This is the final project of the 2004 bond cycle on campus.

“The renaissance of the C building focused on efficient and adequate space for programs; student-centered spaces; enhanced natural light opportunities throughout and modern sustainable building systems,” said Doug McCarthy, Building Supervisor.

The three floors will house facilities in support of the CHM (Chemistry), PHY (Physics), AST (Astronomy), ECE (Engineering), GLG (Geology), GCU (Cultural Geography), GPH (Physical Geography) and SUS (Sustainability) programs. Some of the spaces planned for the project will support outreach and community use, such as the 75-seat lecture hall and outdoor areas.  Student engagement is enhanced by combining all of the physical science resources into a single location. The building was designed with the student's needs first.

The Grand Opening Ceremony will occur at 1230 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix on Thursday, November 1 starting at 4:30pm.  Download Grand Opening Program

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About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.