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Most Challenging Project 2010

Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites

Moenkopi Legacy Inn is the first hotel constructed on Hopi tribal land in 50 years. The architecture was a fine balance of modern construction technologies and products used, with local construction materials and methods that have been handed down through the Hopi people for many generations. The construction team faced many challenges during the construction of the hotel, including learning how to work with Hopi tribal laws and ordinances governing construction. Other challenges included securing power and natural gas to the site. One unexpected challenge came in the form of a low water supply. In order to prevent depleting water from the local villages for construction, Brycon had a 21,000-gallon water container, along with a high-flow pump system, brought up from the Valley. In addition, water was trucked in daily from Flagstaff to keep the tank full.

Developer: Moenkopi Developers Corp.
Contractor: Brycon Construction
Architect: Jarratt Architecture
Broker: Rural Community Innovations: Michael Utter
Size: 61,800 SF
Location: Tuba City
Completed: December 2009

Honorable Mention: 3900 Camelback Center Most Challenging Project 2010

Developer: Ryan Companies US Inc.
Contractor: Ryan Companies US Inc.
Architect: PHArchitecture
Broker: Grubb & Ellis: Jeff Wentworth
Size:185,000 SF
Location: 3900 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Completed: December 2009


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