Ottawa University Surprise

110,000 SF | Athletic Complex | Surprise, Arizona

This two-building project for Ottawa University’s Surprise Campus highlights sports programs and related student amenities at the university. The outdoor venue, named after its donor, is the O’Dell Athletic Complex. It adjoins a recently-completed state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports field for football, soccer, and lacrosse. The O’Dell Athletic Complex houses locker rooms, training rooms, athletic department offices, student study areas, labs, classrooms, a press box and a hospitality area, all throughout the three levels. The indoor facility will have a large multi-purpose gymnasium for competitive basketball and volleyball with bleacher seating, two practice courts, a main lobby for tickets and concessions, and a recreational center.

This aerial view depicts the athletic complex in context with the existing Surprise City Hall governmental campus. Ottawa University is engaged in a strategic alliance with the City of Surprise. The original charter for the City of Surprise Governmental Campus included the innovative concept that the campus would be shared with an educational entity, and that vision came to reality in February of 2017 with the announcement of Ottawa’s new campus on land leased from the city.

Owner: Ottawa University
Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.

Skyline Education South Phoenix Prep and Arts Academy

55,417 sq. ft. | Phoenix, Arizona

The Skyline Education South Phoenix Prep and Arts Academy Campus is located at 40th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix. The four building, charter school complex, is situated on approximately 7 acres. There are 3 classroom buildings, a full size gymnasium with a kitchen and a baseball / football field. The total square footage for the buildings is 55,417 S.F. Currently the campus provides education for K-12.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

48,000 sq. ft. | Tempe, Arizona | Owner: SCNM | Interiors: Jain Malkin | Construction: LGE Design Build

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Community Commons building is a 48,000 square foot, two story, LEED Platinum classroom building that houses an integrative pain relief center, an organic café and teaching kitchen, a medical library, yoga and fitness studios, and state-of-the-art classrooms.

The goal was to create a positive environment for staff, faculty and students and to engage the people in the surrounding community who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Perched closely to Broadway Road, the exterior design is a modern southwest expression; featuring an inviting two story centralized community area with monumental stair, floor to ceiling glass and clerestory windows providing soothing natural light.

The space planning, interior design, material and color selections were developed based on Evidence-Based Design Principles for Healthcare facilities and provide a healthy and energy efficient environment that resonates with the naturopathic approach to care.