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RED AWARDS 2014: Most Sustainable Project

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 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. Click here to view all 2014 RED Awards Winners.‎


Lookout Mountain 
Elementary School
Developer: Washington Elementary School District
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Orcutt | Winslow
Brokerage: The H2 Group, LLC
Size: 85,000 SF
Location: 15 W. Coral Gables Dr., Phoenix
Completed: August 2013

The process of demolishing Lookout Elementary took place on an occupied and functioning campus. Now completed, the 21st century learning environment features classrooms equipped with smart technology. Perhaps the biggest accomplishment of the redevelopment was its implementation of an energy-efficient geothermal system. This system attached geothermal heat pumps to a series of buried plastic pipes and is anticipated to save the district 40 percent on cooling and heating costs, estimated to be $1.8M. Additionally, the school has water-efficient landscaping in its courtyard, multi-layered insulation throughout its buildings, high-performance window glass, and ergonomically integrated and multifunctional sustainable design concepts.
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Adolfson & Peterson Break Ground on EMCC Performing Arts Center

Adolfson and Peterson Construction announced Monday it broke ground on Estrella Mountain Community College’s new performing arts center. The $9.7M center is a 30,000 SF free standing fine arts space at the heart of the campus. Orcutt Winslow designed the building, developed by the Maricopa County Community College District. The new building will serve as a bookend to the student mall at the center of the campus master plan. In addition to the 300-seat performance area with professional style crossover orchestra pit and pit lift platform, the state-of-the-art building features a comprehensive performing arts support space including – black box performance studio complete with pipe grid and theatrical accessories including digital projection; dance studio with premium Marley dance surfacing; costume design and fabrication lab; tech lab for digital audio, video and digital scene production; performer support areas and dressing rooms; backstage support space and scene shop for complete theatrical production, scenery construction, and stagecraft. Construction is expected to wrap up in November 2014.

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Adolfson & Peterson Break Ground on EMCC Performing Arts Center

Adolfson and Peterson Construction announced Monday it broke ground on Estrella Mountain Community College’s new performing arts center. The $9.7M center is a 30,000 SF free standing fine arts space at the heart of the campus. Orcutt Winslow designed the building, developed by the Maricopa County Community College District. The new building will serve as a bookend to the student mall at the center of the campus master plan. In addition to the 300-seat performance area with professional style crossover orchestra pit and pit lift platform, the state-of-the-art building features a comprehensive performing arts support space including – black box performance studio complete with pipe grid and theatrical accessories including digital projection; dance studio with premium Marley dance surfacing; costume design and fabrication lab; tech lab for digital audio, video and digital scene production; performer support areas and dressing rooms; backstage support space and scene shop for complete theatrical production, scenery construction, and stagecraft. Construction is expected to wrap up in November 2014.

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John C. Lincoln N. Mountain SCC Renovation Wins National Award

 

In recognition of the John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital’s completely reimagined and rebuilt Specialty Surgical Care third floor, the American Society of Hospital Engineering (ASHE) selected the hospital as recipient of its annual Vista Award for the year’s most outstanding renovation project.

Only one of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals is so honored each year by ASHE, a division of the American Hospital Association.

The $9M, 21,350 SF North Mountain hospital floor was completely gutted and then transformed into a new facility that is now the standard for future construction design throughout the Health Network. DPR Construction was the general contractor; Orcutt | Winslow was the architect.

The groundbreaking model was based on input from a hospital team of nursing and other patient care staff members regarding concepts that worked well in other hospital units and additional features to improve the patient experience.

“The team approach was the key to the success of the project,” said Sheila Gerry, senior vice president for Real Estate and Facilities Development. “More than 100 people worked closely together to find consensus solutions and make decisions to create an environment for the highest patient satisfaction, and to do all this within a very brief 10-month window, a tight timeline and budget.

“They succeeded because they believed in the project and in each other,” she added.

During conception and construction, hospital team members met weekly with the architects, engineers, contractors and interior designers. The result was a unit with 28 larger-than-average private rooms for elective orthopedic, neuro, spine and urology surgical patients.

Adding elegance to medical excellence, the timeless design allows John C. Lincoln’s state-of-the-art medical technology to be delivered in an atmosphere of comfort and convenience, complete with a “wow” factor for patients and visitors.

At each end of the floor, 14 rooms encircle the interdisciplinary clinical collaboration stations in order to increase visibility of staff. Each station includes designated dictation and charting areas to support better communications between doctors and clinical staff.

Patient rooms are not only high-touch with personal comfort in mind, but are also high tech for medical management functions. Room flow and efficiency is enhanced through proximity of necessary medical supplies and equipment, electronic health records, hand-washing and other evidence-based design applications.

“I wanted to create a unit that is collaborative and addresses the viewpoints of all staff members so that it will help us do our jobs even better,” said Erin Kennedy, RN, SSC charge nurse and nursing staff liaison to the SSC planning team. “Input from nurses, clinical staff and doctors made sure that everything necessary to excellent patient care and experiences was included.

“After a year of experience working in the SSC, I can say without hesitation that we have the ideal unit that we wanted to create.”

“From the personal welcome upon arrival to the individual get well card delivered upon discharge, Specialty Surgical Care wraps each patient’s high tech health care in layers of medical caring and personal attention unique in the Valley,” said Judy Bernhardt, SSC clinical director. “We are proud that our patient satisfaction scores top the charts.”

The 2013 Vista Award for Renovation will be presented to John C. Lincoln on Feb. 25 during the opening session of ASHE’s 2013 International Summit and Exhibition for Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction in San Francisco.

 

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John C. Lincoln Unveils North Mountain Hospital Entrance Renovation

A $5M reconstruction project to redesign and rebuild the entrance of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital at Dunlap Ave. and 2nd St. in Phoenix will be unveiled Nov. 29.

The renovation was made possible when David and Joan Lincoln and his sister, Lillian Lincoln Howell – descendants of John C. Lincoln – donated $4M to upgrade and reconstruct the entrance.

Additional major contributors include the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild, Lincoln GIVES, the Health Network employee giving program and the John C. Lincoln North Mountain Auxiliary.

Construction began in January 2012 as part of a larger renovation at the North Mountain Hospital. DPR Construction is the general contractor and Orcutt | Winslow is the architect.

Areas to be unveiled include the hospital’s main entrance, lobby, gift shop, spiritual center, admitting, coffee bistro and newly designed donor wall. The final phase of renovations will begin on Nov. 30 and include enhanced indoor public dining and the addition of outdoor and staff dining areas.

“This gift will allow us to re-invent the patient and visitor experience at the North Mountain Hospital,” said Rhonda Forsyth, president and CEO of the John C. Lincoln Health Network. “We’ll create a welcoming and warm entry lobby that is the pathway to healing for patients, visitors, staff and the community.”

The transformation of the 12,840 SF areas of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital creates a soothing and calming environment for patients and visitors. The journey to wellness begins here – on the Pathway to Healing – with a welcoming and inviting experience on par with the quality of care provided by nurses, physicians and staff throughout the John C. Lincoln Health Network.

“The hospital is dear to our family’s hearts, and it is important that the lobby reflect the quality of care received inside the hospital,” David Lincoln said shortly after the donation was made. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and this is our chance to make a great first impression to our patients and visitors.”

Marcia Mintz, CEO of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation, noted that “this gift demonstrates the philanthropic leadership of the Lincoln family and serves as a principal gift model for the Foundation and our developing donor base.

“We are grateful for the generous support of the Lincoln family whose governance and philanthropic support have been steadfast for more than 80 years. This is a reflection of their continuing pride in the direction and mission of this organization.”

>> John C. Lincoln Sonoran Health and Emergency Center

Shopping mall developer Macerich and its Westcor division sold 22 acres of land on October 15 for $5.6M to John C. Lincoln Health Network. Macerich still owns 55 acres at the Sonoran Crossing development along Interstate 17 near Carefree Highway.

“We plan to start with a free-standing emergency center, primary care offices and diagnostic imaging, including 3D mammography. We will eventually expand to build a hospital and add medical office buildings in the future,” Rhonda Forsyth, president and CEO of John C. Lincoln Health Network, said in astatement.

The master plan for the Emergency Center and Diagnostic Imaging has been completed.

Devenney has been selected as architect to design the first building, which will include an Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging Services and Medical Offices.

DPR has been selected as the general contractor. Ground will break/construction will start on the North Valley facility during the first week of December.

John C. Lincoln’s investment in building construction and equipment is approximately $18M, according to Sheila Gerry, John C. Lincoln Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities Development.

The cost does not include construction of the 120-bed hospital which ultimately is planned to be built on the site. The $18M funds site work for a 40,000 SF building; construction of the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging and medical offices; and purchase of medical equipment.

A new 120-bed hospital and medical campus will be developed on the site at a time to be determined based on future developments in the area economy and population growth

John C. Lincoln already has two hospitals under its umbrella: John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital at the Loop 101 and I-17 and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital on Dunlap in north central Phoenix.

 

 

Roosevelt Child Nutrition Warehouse

Education: Roosevelt Child Nutrition Warehouse & Education Center

Roosevelt Child Nutrition Warehouse & Education Center

Developer: Roosevelt Elementary School District
General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction
Architect: Orcutt|Winslow
Location: NEC 10th St. and Baseline Rd., Phoenix
Size: 27,000 SF
The $4.6M project will include a hydroponic growing area for vegetables and spices, a Tilapia farm and outdoor fruit-bearing trees. The multipurpose facility is designed to not only serve as the hub for the district’s Child Nutrition Department but also serve as an instructional resource to enhance and support Wellness and Nutrition Education within the school district. Food preparation classes will be offered to RSD students as well. Subcontractors include CSI, MJ Schneider Plumbing, EF Charles, Thunderbird Masonry, Swisher AC, Western Underground, Gunsight and Schuff Steel. Expected completion is 2Q 2012.

AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

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Technology Revolutionizes Hospital Construction

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” — R. Buckminster Fuller 

With apologies to the sage Buckminster Fuller, the technology that is being developed for hospital construction is being done so for all the right reasons: to enhance quality, increase speed, decrease waste, save money and boost safety.

On the current, and extensive, renovation of Chandler Regional Medical Center, which features 180,000 SF of new construction anchored by a 5-story tower, Kitchell is harnessing the latest technologies, and refining new ones, that will continue to evolve as hospital construction unfolds until the opening in spring 2014. The project began with evidence-based design of the re-envisioned hospital featuring a triangle- shaped bed tower and a complete reorientation of the entrance.

Some of the challenges facing the hospital construction team include reorienting the main entrance, extensive infrastructure work, upgrading the central plant, doubling the emergency room and an intricate kitchen renovation — all while patients continue to receive uninterrupted care with no risk of infection. Fortunately, Kitchell has teamed with other professionals eager to utilize the latest technology to streamline the building process while enhancing quality and preserving safety. And it certainly helps that the entire hospital construction team is committed to tearing down the traditional “wall” between the design and construction sides, which is a win-win-win (owner, designer, construction firm — not to mention the building’s inhabitants) for all.

An integrated hospital construction team was established from the start that includes owners, architects, engineers, facility users, subcontractors and suppliers. Here are some tactics the team is deploying to achieve success:

  • Virtual model created three years out
    From the beginning, Kitchell, architect Orcutt | Winslow, Van Borem and Frank, Paragon and LEA Engineers designed and coordinated the project utilizing the most up-to-date BIM software. Integrating Archicad and REVIT into a federated model of the building (include an accompanying image) yielded a virtually constructed facility three-plus years in advance of the tower receiving its first patient.
  • Continuous collaboration courtesy of the Human Factor
    At the job site, a free-flowing workspace complete with design studios and interactive spaces facilitates innovation and consolidates the creation of intellectual property and management of construction. All of the hospital construction project’s principal players are empowered to make decisions and to commit resources on the spot, all in the same room, to keep momentum moving forward. Work studios are defined by activities to be tackled, not disciplines. This co-location “no silos” approach breaks down traditional barriers between engineers, designers and construction personnel while stimulating dialogue and innovation.
  • Lean and streamlined
    Each step of the building process is analyzed to promote continuous and reliable workflow throughout and identify ways to avert possible clogs in the project stream. As the project moves from design to construction, Kitchell is using the earlier planning and knowledge of technology to make the construction process as lean as possible. Pull planning, bringing subcontractors into the scheduling process, has been critical.Early BIM planning is setting the stage for prefabrication of interior corridors, systems and bathrooms. This is not your grandfather’s prefabrication — this is highly sophisticated off -site, controlled building of highly complex and technical components which, once built, are literally “plug and play.” The philosophy behind this strategy is to maintain quality and increase speed of construction while decreasing waste.
  • Full-scale (foam or wood) mock-ups
    Kitchell will construct a full-scale mock-up of the prefabrication areas to demonstrate not only what the finished rooms will look like but also what it will feel like to physically experience the spaces. Even the smallest details were designed in REVIT to enhance the authenticity of the final mock-up.
  • In the field
    Vela Systems enables real time data to be gathered and tasks assigned and transmitted right from where the work is happening via Kitchell’s mobile application on iPads. There is no distinction between in-the-office and in-the-field. RFIs, submittals, project specifications, drawings, etc. are available to everyone — including owners and subcontractors — for immediate, actionable information. Being able to identify and communicate potential issues saves time- and labor-intensive, costly rework caused by incomplete or old information.
  • BIM kiosks — 24/7 access to information without a computer
    Once the construction of the new patient tower is in full swing, several BIM kiosks will be activated so subcontractors will be able to pull up documents and the latest coordinated models throughout the hospital construction. These are all housed in a digital archive.

Decades ago, even just a few years ago, the type of technologies deployed to make design and hospital construction a seamless, flawless process were virtually unheard of. But without these advancements, the world of commercial design and construction would involve much more guesswork and risk. In today’s building world, the right technologies are being deployed for the right reasons.

For more information on Kitchell and their hospital construction projects, visit Kitchell’s website at kitchell.com.

AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Construction Project News

Construction Project News March/April 2012

March/April 2012 List of Construction Project News in Arizona, starting with Allred Company’s second phase of construction of Allred Park Place.

NEW CLASS A OFFICE BUILDING TO RISE IN CHANDLER

San Diego-based Douglas Allred Company plans for the second phase of Allred Park Place with construction of a 92,109 SF, 2-story office building in Chandler. The project, which broke ground at the end of January, is the first speculative office construction to take place in the greater Phoenix area since 3Q 2009. Mark Krison and Scott German of CBRE’s Phoenix office will handle leasing of the Class A office building. The CBRE team also has the marketing assignment for Allred Park Place Phase I, three Class A office buildings totaling 261,860 SF, of which 52,742 SF is available. Balmer Architectural Group of Phoenix is the architect; Willmeng Construction of Mesa is the general contractor. Expected completion is 4Q 2012. Future plans for Allred Park Place include construction of several additional office buildings, which will eventually exceed 1 MSF.

NEW PHOENIX FBI OFFICE BUILDING OPENS ITS DOORS

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and commercial builder/developer Ryan Companies US, Inc. officially opened the 210,202 SF facility that Phoenix-based FBI personnel will call home for the next 20 years. The facility at 21711 N. 7th St. is built and owned by Ryan Companies and replaces the FBI’s four previous Phoenix locations, allowing expansion and consolidation of agency operations and personnel through a long-term lease agreement. The project created more than 1,500 construction jobs and was completed within more than 500,000 “safe man” hours. The GSA required that the facility achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification. Ryan Companies used Energy Savings Performance utility agreements to achieve, maintain and/or exceed Energy Star benchmarks.

KITCHELL, ORCUTT | WINSLOW TO CONSTRUCT NEW PATIENT TOWER

Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow have been selected to design and construct a new patient tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health. The $125M project will expand capacity, enhance key service lines, and drive new office and medical development in the East Valley. The 5-story inpatient tower is anticipated to remove capacity constraints with the addition of 96 in-patient beds. Site work began last December with vertical construction of the tower scheduled to begin in 4Q 2012. At the peak of construction, it is estimated that the project will have a workforce of more than 200. It is expected to be complete by 3Q 2014. The patient tower follows a recently completed $10M cardiovascular department expansion, also built by the team of Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow, including two cardiac catheterization laboratories, an additional nine-bed pre/post cardiac short stay unit and ancillary support infrastructure.

CHICAGO CUBS’ SPRING TRAINING FACILITY UPDATE

With the spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs scheduled for completion in 3Q 2013, there is much speculation about what the stadium will look like and how the new general manager of the Cubs will make his mark. Last October, Jed Hoyer was named GM of the Cubs. As his new role, Hoyer will have a “tremendous amount of impact in the design of the facility,” says Bob Hart, vice president of Hunt Construction, the project’s general contractor. (Populous is the architect). As for design of the stadium, there is no word on whether the facility and its surrounding area will have similarities to Wrigley Field or Wrigleyville. “The conceptual design has not yet been determined,” Hart says. “We are expecting the bulk of the design to start in the near future and will last (until) the middle of 2012.” One major decision that has been made regarding the new stadium is that the Arizona State University baseball team will be entering in a contract with the City of Mesa to share the facility with the Cubs. ASU and the Cubs plan to begin play there in 1Q 2014.

SRP, SUNPOWER TO BUILD SOLAR PLANT ON ASU POLY CAMPUS

SRP, ASU and SunPower Corp. have agreed to build a 1MW solar photovoltaic power plant at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa. The facility will be the first commercial deployment of SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun’s power seven times designed to achieve the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar power plants. SunPower is engineering and building the plant on the SEC of the Polytechnic campus. Under a purchase-power agreement, SRP will buy the entire output of the solar plant, and in a separate agreement, ASU will purchase all of the energy attributable to the plant for its use at the campus. Construction is contingent on a number of factors, including receipt of all applicable permits.

$12M VETERANS INITIATIVE APARTMENTS BREAK GROUND

Madison Pointe Apartments, a $12M, 79,785 SF housing project designed to give veteran residents convenient access to medical care and veteran services, broke ground in February at 4134 N. 9th St. in Phoenix. Developer is the NRP Group; general contractor is NRP Contractors LLC; and architect is Todd & Associates. Colliers International will provide brokerage services. The project was financed with funds from Bank of America, the Arizona Department of Housing, and the City of Phoenix. Madison Pointe will be a short walk to the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Vietnam Veterans of American and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Estimated completion is 4Q 2012.

DPR, WINSLOW | ORCUTT TEAM UP FOR HOSPITAL LOBBY RENOVATION

The lobby at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is undergoing a $4M renovation project with DPR Construction as the general contractor. Architect for the 12,840 SF renovation is Orcutt | Winslow. The project consists of exterior and interior renovation and expansion of the existing main entrance and lobby. The area will include a welcome/greeting desk, admitting office, gift shop, new coffee bar, for service area, along with an indoor/outdoor meditation area. Expected completion is 2Q 2013.

MCCARTHY COMPLETES 17MW SOLAR STATION FOR APS

McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the $14.3M, 145-acre APS Cotton Center Solar Station in Gila Bend. The project involved installation of the largest photovoltaic system in Arizona. It included a racking system, modules and electrical system for the 17MW facility. Subcontractors included Blount Contracting, Buesing Corp., Schuff Steel, Ironco and Delta Diversified.

Find out more on the above construction project news at the following links.

Douglas Allred Company – www.douglasallredco.com
Ryan Companies US, Inc. – www.ryancompanies.com
Kitchell – www.kitchell.com
Orcutt | Winslow – www.owp.com
Hunt Construction – www.huntconstructiongroup.com
SunPower Corp. – us.sunpowercorp.com
NRP Group – www.nrpgroup.com
DPR Construction – www.dpr.com
McCarthy Building Companies – www.mccarthy.com

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012

RED Awards 2012 - P.L. Julian Elementary School

RED Awards 2012: Special Merit Award, P.L. Julian Elementary School

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 SchoolP.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.

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RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012

Kitchell, Orcutt | Winslow Picked to Design and Build New Patient Tower

Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow have been selected to design and construct a new patient tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center, a member of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). This project will expand capacity, enhance key service lines, and drive new office and medical development in the East Valley.

The five-story inpatient tower is anticipated to remove capacity constraints with the addition of 96 in-patient beds. Site work on the $125 million project begins this month with vertical construction of the tower scheduled to begin in November 2012. At the peak of construction it is estimated that the project will have a workforce of more than 200. It is expected to be complete by fall 2014.

 “We are confident that this expansion will help meet the needs of the community by allowing us to develop new healthcare services and expand existing ones,” said Patty White, president and CEO, Chandler Regional Medical Center.

The expansion will accommodate the hospital’s emergency and medical-surgical services, with 32 intensive care and private cardiovascular intensive care rooms, 64 telemetry and medical-surgical beds, six additional operating suites, ancillary support and infrastructure including a second helipad, chapel, kitchen and dining area, central plant and 275 parking spaces. The addition of 96 in-patient care beds will bring the hospital’s total bed count to 339.

The hospital leadership team hopes to add incremental capacity in order to continue providing for the healthcare needs of this growing community. The patient tower follows a recently completed $10 million cardiovascular department expansion, also built by the team of Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow, including two cardiac catheterization laboratories, an additional nine-bed pre/post cardiac short stay unit and ancillary support infrastructure.

“We’re excited to continue our relationship with Chandler Regional, further expanding our portfolio of Catholic Healthcare West projects,” said Kitchell Healthcare Division Manager Steve Whitworth. “With our vast healthcare experience, hospital clients benefit from the innovations and efficiencies we’ve created on other projects.”

To learn more about Chandler Regional, please visit ChandlerRegional.org.

 

ASA Phase 4, AZRE September/October 2011

Education: Arizona School For The Arts


ARIZONA SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

General contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc.
Architect:  Orcutt | Winslow
Location: 5th St. and McDowell, Phoenix
Size: 25,700 SF

Phase 4 of the $3.3M project at the college preparatory and performing arts charter school includes completion of the final classroom building. With the completion of the 4-story building, the school will become independent from leased space. Subcontractors include CP Mechanical, Tpac, Wilson Electric, Encore Steel and Brothers Masonry. Expected completion is 1Q 2012.

AZRE Magazine, September/October 2011
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Best Medical Project 2011

Diamond Children’s Medical Center at University Medical Center

Best Medical Project 2011: University Medical Center, KitchellDeveloper: University Medical Center
Contractor: Kitchell
Architect: NTD Architects
Size: 100,000 SF
Location: 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
Completed: September 2010

The Diamond Children’s Medical Center at UMC in Tucson is a “family centered” pediatric facility that serves young patients throughout southern Arizona. Providing construction services on an existing campus was a challenge, but Kitchell worked closely with various entities, and the interactions became the basis of work plans that evolved over time. The design of the hospital accommodates families’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Following designs of NTD Architecture, Kitchell built 36 NICU beds, 20 PICU private rooms, and a pediatric emergency department, to name a few components. There are also murals, a canopy, a large telescope and stage, and children’s library.





Honorable Mention: Ryan House at St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Honorable Mention: Ryan House at St. Joseph’s Medical CenterDeveloper: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Contractor:
Kitchell
Architect:
Orcutt-Winslow
Size:
25,107 SF
Location:
110 W. Merrell St., Phoenix
Completed:
February 2010


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Best Education Project 2011

Sedona-Oak Creek Red Rock High School Performing Arts Center

Sedona-Oak Creek Red Rock High School Performing Arts CenterDeveloper: 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

Honorable Mention: Mesa Community College Red Mountain CampusNew 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

Madison Traditonal Academy - AZRE November/December 2010

Education: Madison Traditional Academy


MADISON TRADITIONAL ACADEMY

Developer: Madison Elementary School District 38
General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: Orcutt Winslow
Location: SWC 10th St. and Maryland, Phoenix
Size: 57,000 SF

The $8.5M project includes 2-story classroom buildings for K-8, a single-story administration area, media center, multi-purpose room with kitchen, and a gymnasium. Completion is expected by 3Q 2011.

AZRE Magazine November/December 2010
New Veterans Home, Tucson - AZRE May/June 2010

Public: New Veterans Home in Tucson


NEW VETERANS HOME IN TUCSON

Developer: Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs
General contractor: Haydon Building Corp. & SDB Inc.
Architect: Orcutt|Winslow
Location: 6th Ave. & Ajo Way in Tucson
Size: 130,000 SF

The $28M Veterans Home is the second of its kind in Arizona and will be located adjacent to the Tucson Veterans Hospital. The facility will house up to 120 occupants with various living amenities. Construction began April 2010 with estimated completion for 2Q11.

AZRE May/June 2010
Estrella Mtn. Community College - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009

Education: Estrella Mtn. Community College, Mariposa Hall

Estrella Mtn. Community College, Mariposa Hall

Estrella Mtn. Community College - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009Owner: Maricopa County Community College District
Contractor: McGough Companies Southwest
Architect: Orcutt | Winslow
Size: 25,600 SF
Location: 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale

The goal of the $8M expansion and redevelopment of the Southwest Skill Center, scheduled to finish in December, is to create collective learning spaces, outdoor learning environments and a high-tech image, while respecting the character of the existing LEED Silver campus. Subs include Able Steel, Brothers Masonry, RML Electric, Suntec Concrete, Centimark and SunTech.