GateWay Community College – Central City

A windowless building on an asphalt lot is transformed into a vibrant, student-oriented vocational campus.

Originally known as the Maricopa Skill Center, this 107,748 sq.ft. renovation and expansion project has transformed a windowless building on an asphalt lot into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly vocational campus with an identity rooted in the South Phoenix, AZ community. The three building campus houses more than 15 evolving educational departments that respond to the changing training demands of the local economy—from cosmetology to motorcycle repair to butchering—anticipating change with a host of flexible lab spaces and mediated classrooms. Retail storefront components were designed as part of our brand experience strategy to entice community patronage.


Phoenix, AZ
107,750 sq.ft.
The Central City campus is continuously evolving, and the Multistudio team has been able to effectively plan a multi-phased remodel and new build, in which the owner expectations change constantly. They have done this with ease and professionalism, and without missing a step. We greatly appreciate their work! Sue Kater, Ph.D. Former Acting Executive Director, Gateway Community College - Central City
General Contractor
Jokake Construction
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