Phoenix College Hannelly Center

Phoenix, Arizona

Designed with the intention to increase student efficiency and social interaction, the Hannelly Student Center brings student and faculty dining, collaboration, and networking to a one-stop space.


Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix College

Project Size

58,650 sf


Arizona IIDA PRIDE Awards, Award of Merit for On the Boards

AIA Colorado Award of Merit

Professional Services

Interior Design

The Hannelly Student Center Renovation streamlines the registration process through housing all of the Student Support Services in one building and implementing a “One Stop” concept (developed to be the new 21st Century Maricopa Standard) improving customer service to students. The project consists of a new addition to the existing Hannelly Student Center, a complete remodel and renovation of the existing Hannelly Center, and a remodel of the current Learning Center Building into a Student Union with an exterior patio. A key part of the design was to establish a front entrance/gateway to the Hannelly Center – creating the “front door” to the Campus.

The renovations provide a more efficient, yet warm and friendly environment for students and staff. The facility also creates social interaction, multi-purpose, study areas, and club and meeting spaces for students, staff, and community members.
The dining space provides spaces for students to study, collaborate, and enjoy their food. The dining space was opened up and physically connected with the outside plaza and malls so students and community members can comfortably dine outside and use the space. Additional spaces were created for students and clubs – giving them a place to meet, study, interact with faculty and staff, and enjoy the collegiate environment.