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Fine Arts & Dramatic Arts Renovation


​Project Delivery Method:
Project Budget:
Construction Duration:
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$14.8 million
2017 - 2018
Proposition N


The four story, 26,500 assignable square feet Fine Arts Building will be constructed within an existing building on campus, the former I-300 Building, and will serve as a highly visible and thriving hub for Fine Arts students, providing modernized facilities and equipment for programs in drawing, painting, sculpting and ceramics. 

The first floor will serve as the main entrance and public face of the Fine Arts department and will house the Mesa College Art Gallery and an Art History lecture classroom.  The second and third floors will large open studio classrooms for drawing, digital graphics, and sculpture.  The fourth floor will house the ceramics and painting studios.  Shop spaces will be adjacent to corresponding studios and classrooms to allow for ease of access, and to support the shared used of art equipment, material, and supply resources.

The project is designed to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. Sustainable features include:

  • Light colored roofing materials with high reflective values are used to reduce heat loads within the building.
  • Low flush and flow fixtures will be used throughout to help reduce water usage by more than 30% per year.
  • The re-use of the structural components preserves the life cycle of the existing building stock, conserves resources, and reduces waste.
  • COsensors and outdoor airflow monitors will ensure proper outdoor air circulation for building occupants.
  • The project focused on energy savings and designed a highly efficient HVAC and lighting system.
  • A green cleaning policy practiced during building operations will reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems and the environment.


Project Team:

  • Design-Build Team: ARCHITECTS Hanna Gabriel Wells and C.W. Driver
  • Civil Engineer: Snipes-Dye Associates
  • Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering
  • Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: MA Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey
  • LEED Consultant: Green Fields Consulting
  • Energy Modeling: Brummitt Energy Associates
  • Acoustical Consultant: McKay Conant Hoover
  • Interior Design: ARCHITECTS Hanna Gabriel
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Consultant:  F. Atelier
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus/Project Manager: Jim Bray, Gafcon, Inc.