On Feb. 22, AZRE hosted the 6th Annual, 2011 RED Awards reception at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2010 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms participated in the process. All the winning projects and brokers are featured on the following pages.
Sedona-Oak Creek Red Rock High School Performing Arts Center
Developer: Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Architect: Orcutt-Winslow Size: 23,000 SF Location: 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona Completed: August 2010
Red Rock High School’s new Performing Art Center combines sustainable building strategies and state-of-the-art technology for students and the community, while embracing the character of Sedona-Oak Creek. The arts center is the final portion of the construction and renovation project initiated by the school district and the community to expand educational and cultural resources. The 750-seat performance hall is on target to earn LEED Gold status. The project also includes a 850 KW solar component, which is among the largest school-related solar plants in the Southwest. The project also features the use of natural light, including large windows and skylights.
Honorable Mention: Mesa Community College Red Mountain Campus
New Saguaro Building and Palo Verde Renovation
Developer: Maricopa Community Colleges Contractor: Johnson Carlier Architect: SmithGroup Size: 36,995 SF Location: 7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa Completed: August 2010