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Scottsdale Polo Championships

Heineken Expands Party Tent at Polo Event

Heineken may be known for brewing America’s highest quality and favorite pale lager, but equally as satisfying, its ability to help throw the biggest polo party in the country at the 3rd Annual Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013.

With space for more than 600 people, The Heineken Red Star Corral, A Polo Day Club features an outdoor patio, all-day D.J., and an on-site after party until 7:00 p.m. There is no more exciting place to watch the world’s hottest and sexiest polo players take to the field for an afternoon of non-stop polo action on November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Heineken used a similar party tent at the Long Beach Grand Prix.  Check out the body surfing from last year’s Polo Party.

Here’s the quick rundown of the festivities – On Saturday, November 2nd, gates open at 10:00 a.m. for the Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower. The first match will pit America’s high school champions, Work to Ride, against the country’s 2012 college champions, the University of Virginia.

The next match, at 1:00 p.m., will feature a Battle of the Sexes with a Women’s All-Star Team vs. Arizona Polo Club (men).

At 3:00 p.m., the U.S. Military Polo Team will square off against the Clogau Wales Polo Team (United Kingdom). Jeff Hall, one of the best polo players in the world, and one of just a few top-rated Americans, will be captaining the U.S. Military team.

But heart-stopping polo action isn’t the only feature at WestWorld on Nov. 2nd. Attendees will also enjoy a sneak preview of the 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and see some serious horsepower with a preview of the world-famous Barrett-Jackson 2014 Collector Car Auction along with local car clubs lining the field. This year will also feature the 2013 Arizona Porsche Concours d’Elegance car show.

And if you can’t wait until Saturday, join us Friday, November 1st, when gates open at 3:00 p.m. for a sneak preview of the Championships and a fashion show. There will be an all-star match at 4:00 p.m. and then a 5:30 p.m. introduction of the players. It will culminate with a 6:00 p.m. Sunset Equestrian Fashion Show presented by Phoenix Fashion Week.

Tickets and tables are now on sale for the 2013 event. Go to www.thepoloparty.com to purchase tickets.

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Sun Devil Fitness Complex Opens at ASU Polytechnic Campus

After 13 months of construction, the 61,495 SF Sun Devil Fitness Complex at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa celebrated its official grand opening.

The $18.7M building is the product of a CMAR effort between ASU, Gilbane Building Company, Architekton and 360 Architects.

Gilbane was chosen for the project based on the firm’s extensive experience in sports and recreation construction and long history of exceeding expectations on ASU projects. The team completed the recreation and fitness complex under budget and on-time, while utilizing state of the art sustainable technologies.

The two-story fitness building features an outdoor pool, three basketball courts, two racquetball courts, cardio areas, locker rooms, showers, a health/wellness center, exterior basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts soccer and softball fields.

Funded through student fees, it was important to ASU to engage the students and give them a voice to help guide the project. To encourage student engagement, the construction team created a Facebook page for the Sun Devil Fitness Complex project that provided a common social media platform to share progress photos, and schedule and status updates.

The student population engaged in an open discussion with the team to comment on design, scope and finishes.

“Throughout design and construction, ASU, Gilbane, Architekton and 360 Architects focused on the students and their needs, fully engaging the campus population to construct a facility that they want.” said Tom Goderre, vice president. “The great level of collaboration produced a truly incredible facility that serves the best interests of the ASU faculty and students.”

RED Awards 2012 - Grand Canyon University

RED Awards 2012: Best Education Project, Grand Canyon University Arena

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 Best Education Project was Grand Canyon University Arena.


Best Education Project

Grand Canyon University Arena

Developer: Grand Canyon University
Contractor: Perini Building Company
Architect: Architekton and 360 Architecture
Size: 135,000 SF
Location: 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Completed: September, 2011

Grand Canyon UniversityThe Grand Canyon University Arena is the focal point of the school’s $200M expansion project. The 5,000-seat facility was completed in a little more than a year without disrupting students’ class schedules, events or parking availability. Amenities include five high-definition video boards, an outdoor balcony, five concession stands and a carpeted expansive concourse. Glass panels on the north and south sides of the arena provide onlookers a view of the various events taking place inside. The arena adheres to sustainability through its use of high-efficiency lighting, chillers and a Variprime system that operates with changeable water pumps depending on the amount needed. In addition, the design stays true to the campus architecture as the brick base of the arena ties it to the brick buildings of the historic 60-year-old campus.

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Video by Cory Bergquist


Honorable Mention

NAU Health and Learning Center

Developer: Northern Arizona University
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architect: OWP/P Cannon Design
Size: 277,000 SF
Location: 105 E. Franklin Ave., Flagstaff
Completed: July, 2011


Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012

Grand Canyon University Student Rec Center, AZRE January/February 2011

Education: Grand Canyon University Student Recreation Center


GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

Developer: N/A
General contractor: UEB Builders
Architect: Architekton
Location: 
 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Size: 55,000 SF

The $10M, 2-story center will serve as a practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling team. It will include locker rooms, athletic training facilities and a fitness center for students and staff. Completion date is 3Q 2011.

AZRE January/February 2011
Grand Canyon University Event Center - AZRE September/October 2010

Education: Grand Canyon University Event Center


Grand Canyon University Event Center

Developer: Grand Canyon University
Contractor: Perini Building Co.
Architect: Architekton & 360 Architecture
(Kansas City, Mo.)
Size: 135,000 SF
Location: 3300 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

The 5,000-seat Event Center will be the new home of the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to hosting conferences, concerts and high school athletic events. The $60M venue, which broke ground in June, is the focal point of an expansion that includes a 4-level dormitory, 55,000 SF student recreation center and 29,000 SF classroom building.

AZRE September/October 2010
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Best Public Project 2010

Surprise City Hall

Surprise City Hall was constructed during very turbulent economic times, which forced the city to undergo several internal personnel changes. The changes occurred after construction had begun, drastically affecting the project. Without the collaborative efforts, communication and positive attitudes of the design and construction teams — keeping the project on target and within the original budget — the project may not have become a reality.

Developer: City of Surprise
Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction
Architect: Architekton
Size: 290,000 SF
Location: 15984 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise
Completed: March 2009

Honorable Mention: Camelback Ranch
Spring Training Facility

Developer: City of Glendale
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architect: HKS Inc.
Size: 205,000 SF
Location: 10710 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Completed: February 2009


AZRE Red Awards March 2010 | Previous: Best Multi-Family Project | Next: Best Retail Project


Desert Foothills YMCA, AZRE March-April 2009

Public: Desert Foothills YMCA & Community Center


DESERT FOOTHILLS YMCA & COMMUNITY CENTER

Owner: Valley of the Sun YMCA/Maricopa County College District
Contractor: Summit Builders
Architect: Architekton
Size: 48,355 SF
Location: Carefree Hwy. & 60th St., Scottsdale

The Desert Foothills YMCA is 10.45-acre campus that consists of three components: a 27,842 SF YMCA facility, a 20,513 SF community center and a new Paradise Valley Community College facility, which will be operated by the Maricopa County Community College District. Construction on the $8.8M development began 4Q08, and will finish 3Q09.

AZRE March/April 2009