On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >
General Contractor of the Year
Winner of Most Challenging Project: Health Sciences Education Building
Education was at the forefront of local projects in 2012 for Sundt, which completed Arizona State University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) and the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
The state-of-the-art ISTB4 unites office, public outreach and high-tech laboratory spaces, and the systems that support them, in ASU’s largest research building – a noteworthy construction accomplishment. Also impressive was Sundt’s role in helping the owner achieve $14M in cost savings without reducing the project’s scope, and containing the total cost of ownership through increased energy-efficiency while maintaining first-cost affordability.
Meanwhile, collaboration was key to Sundt’s work on the HSEB with joint venture partner DPR. The striking, copper-clad building, a conspicuous addition to Downtown Phoenix, is expected to help the state address a growing need for educating healthcare professionals. The team developed numerous programs to achieve world-class quality and significantly reduce rework and waste. As a result, the landmark facility was able to open 26 days early to accommodate the University of Arizona’s class schedule.