Out of 820 total entries, Scottsdale Community College’s Cloud Song Center has been selected as one of only 20 National ENR “Best of the Best” Award winners.

The new 38,000 SF center includes state-of-the-art small classrooms, a large active-learning classroom, a learning center, a large lecture room, conference rooms, huddle rooms, private offices and an open pre-function area. Conference rooms are audiovisual-enhanced with video- and web-conferencing capabilities. A large meeting room accommodates special events or can be divided into three separate independently operated rooms with ceiling-mounted projectors and motorized screens. An open area outside the meeting room features two flat panel screens displaying digital signage for pre-function information. Spaces are constructed with specialty acoustical treatments and enhanced sound isolation techniques to eliminate disruptive noises or excess vibrations.

Eric Sterner, Architect with Architekton, says, “The building acts as a reference point that bridges the divide between the Scottsdale Community College Campus and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC). The campus goal for this project is that it will educate students and visitors of the history of the SRP-MIC. The intention of the visitor experience is to express the history of the land, its people and the future of the SRP-MIC community.”

The Sextant Group was responsible for Audiovisual, IT and Acoustical Consulting, working with design architect Architekton, and General Contractor Okland.

Cloud Song Center also won ENR Southwest’s Best Project Award in 2018.