Construction has broken ground on the Arizona WC Student Experience Centre under McCarthy Building Companies. More than 11,000 students will benefit from the $17.5 million construction. It will have two levels and be built on 3.5 acres, with a 45,000-square-foot center.
The center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023. It will include a lecture hall and several instructional modalities. Furthermore, there will be communal areas that may be used by everyone, conference rooms. Additionally, maker spaces, eateries, game areas, a multimedia center, and an esports arena will feature.
With an emphasis on contemporary technology, the multimedia center will house the broadcast television studio and radio station KAWC. Students and the general public will be able to see the production process in action through glass walls. A food pantry and clothing program for underprivileged students, 13,000 square feet of administrative space on the second floor, and an area for honors students to study and work on group projects are all other features of the Student Experience Center.
The Arizona WC Student Experience Centre project has EMC2 acting as the design architect. Haxton Masonry and Delta Diversified Enterprises are a few of the members of the project. Other members include Yuma Valley Contractors, Pacific Steel Inc., and Progressive Roofing.
Commentary on the Arizona WC Student experience center
“The McCarthy’s Yuma construction crew is ecstatic to be a part of bringing the new Student Experience Center to AWC and to be able to support the college’s dedication to the needs of its students. The new building, which will be located in the center of campus, will serve as a new hub that will increase chances for student participation and give the program there lovely new space for participants, instructors, and staff. It’s quite exciting,” said Jakob Lund, McCarthy’s Education Group project manager. According to AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr, “This facility will serve the next generation and contribute to the student experience at Arizona WC for centuries to come.”