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 Special Merit Award was P.L. Julian Elementary School.
Special Merit Award
P.L. Julian Elementary School
Developer: Roosevelt Elementary School District
Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: Orcutt | Winslow
Size: 54,000 SF
Location: 2149 E. Carver Dr., Phoenix
Completed: September, 2011
P.L. Julian Elementary School is a learning environment that provides safety and comfort while embracing the historical designs of a 40-year-old building. The renovation of the school led to the inclusion of new Smart Board technology, solar sensors and the P.L. Julian Taskforce Committee that ensures the application of all these innovations. An important task is to incorporate the site’s agricultural past and surround the students with its history. The ultimate goal was to provide an educational facility that also integrates into the traditions and values of the community.
Video by Cory Bergquist