Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy,
Glendale, Arizona, North America
Client: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
The ASU Herberger Young Scholars Academy (HYSA) is designed for gifted middle and high school students, with connectivity to the campus community. It is designed to provide an optimum learning environment for the students to work in a variety of methods: individual study, open collaboration, small work groups, and lecture. The primary space is a two story work and performance space with open collaboration, varied study and work areas, and a second floor senior level lounge with views to the mountains. The spaces are agile, multidirectional learning environments. Classrooms are able to be transformed for varied uses within them and expand adjacent exterior learning environments and the central collaboration space.
The school is expressed as a sculpted enclosure, which is open to and connects with exterior learning environment in all directions. The design provides an educational setting where students can learn with intellectual peers, build friendships, pursue extra-curricular activities and contribute to the community.
Rider Levett Bucknall provided cost estimating services to Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects for this project.