On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Architect of the Year was DAVIS.
Architect of the Year
Winner of Best Office Project: Fountainhead Office Plaza
Winner of Best Tenant Improvement: Limelight Network
Honorable Mention for Best Office Project: UniSource Energy Corporate Office
DAVIS, an architecture and design firm that has designed more than 75 MSF in Metro Phoenix area, celebrated its 20th anniversary in style. Last year the firm successfully executed projects such as Starwood, Limelight, CantaMia, Fountainhead Office Plaza, and Unisource.
A few DAVIS project highlights include the design of Limelight’s 57,300 SF new Tempe corporate HQ and Fountainhead Office Plaza, consisting of a 10-story and 6-story Class A office building, with a parking garage achieving LEED Gold certification.
Additionally, DAVIS undertook Unisource, Tucson Electric’s new 530,406 SF new LEED Gold certified corporate HQ. DAVIS’ long standing client relationships, exceptional team members, and re-establishment of humanity in the architecture are what make it a successful firm.
Video by Cory Bergquist