Grand Canyon University Mail & Fitness Center

Client: Grand Canyon University

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Todd & Associates, Inc. has built a continuous relationship with Grand Canyon University designing buildings for their growing campus. In addition to the recently completed student housing community, this project includes a 2-story building with the mail center on the 1st level and the fitness center on the 2nd level providing a convenient place for students to work out and retrieve their incoming packages and mail. A pool and deck, single story pool restroom building and pool equipment building were also designed. These additions provide notable amenities for the students living in Papago Apartments.

College & University

Selecting a college or university usually comes down to location and academic programs. However, an increasing number of students and their families are looking for the quality, type, and standard of living offered by student housing communities as one of the deciding factors. Secure and well-maintained housing facilities support the recruiting process and greatly assist universities in attracting and retaining highly qualified students. From years of planning and designing college and university facilities (both public and private), we believe that all spaces should be created with the end user in mind, especially when designing learning environments. Human-centered design focuses on people and how they will use the space, for growth and development, social interaction and living and learning. These should be spaces of inspiration, to supply students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. At Todd & Associates, we are continually looking for innovative ways to improve the design of student housing communities. By exploring new ideas and processes, such as the multi-phased process of the 21st Century Project of ACUHO (Association of College and University Housing Officials), we are ensuring that these communities better reflect the ever-changing roles their residences play in the collegiate experience.