When Douglas Stroh, principal of Stroh Architecture, was awarded the job to design a new manufacturing facility for Quail Run Building Materials in the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s Santa Cruz Commerce Center, he knew he had unique opportunity. Quail Run, which has outgrown its current Phoenix location and is now owned by Ak-Chin, manufactures cold-formed steel building products utilizing only mill-certified prime steel. Stroh knew he could integrate these components into the design of the new plant.
Set to break ground in the spring 2014, the new 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will incorporate custom-designed rusted horizontal “zigzag” steel wall panels, powder coated steel plate wall panels, woven steel perimeter fencing, and metal studs all manufactured by Quail Run. Additionally, the exterior envelope features insulated metal wall panels and an MR-24 roof system. The south facing roof of the production area is designed to support a photovoltaic power plant in the near future. The integrated sustainable design, created by Stroh, utilizes pre-engineered metal building technology designed by Bunger Steel of Phoenix, Arizona.