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New to Market: The Lofts at Hayden Ferry

Project Name: The Lofts at Hayden Ferry

Developer: OliverMcMillan

General Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Architect: Pappageorge Haymes Partners / Todd & Associates

Location & City (major crossroads/exact address): 260 Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona

Size (SF): 497,000 SF

Value: $40M

Estimated start and completion dates (by month or quarter): June 2014 / December 2015

Project Description/Additional Information: Situated on a 3.69-acre site adjacent to Tempe Town Lake, the high visibility development consists of 264 Class A market-rate apartments in four stories of wood framed structure with two levels of parking below grade. The podium will be elevated approximately four feet above grade which will enhance the characteristics of its architecture in addition to lessening the potential of subterranean water issues due to the proximity of the project to the existing lake. The site is currently vacant and is part of the Hayden Ferry Lakeside Master Plan, near Arizona State University and the Mill Avenue Entertainment District. 

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Best Redevelopment Project 2011

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

West Terminal Expansion, Phase 1

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport West Terminal Expansion, Phase 1Developer: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
Contractor:
Sundt Construction
Architect:
DWL
Size:
25,000 SF
Location: 6033 S. Sossaman Rd., Mesa
Completed:
November 2010

The West Terminal Expansion project epitomizes the growth and rising popularity of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport during the past 15 years as a redevelopment civilian-use airport. It is a prime model for the successful collaboration effort that drove the redevelopment of a former military base, Williams AFB, which closed in 1993. The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Authority’s planning and forward thinking are credited for guiding the project from a shuttered facility to the Southeast Valley’s top destination for a burgeoning aerospace industry and higher education. The area is also home to the ASU Polytechnic Campus, EV Institute of Technology and Chandler-Gilbert CC. The project includes a new, 25,000 SF building, a remodel of the existing passenger terminal, and expanded arrival/departure roadway and convenient parking. A unique amenity is the post-security courtyard, where passengers can linger in shaded landscaped gardens connected to the new building’s food and beverage concession and patio seating.




Honorable Mention: Cowley Companies Warehouse Office

Honorable Mention: Cowley Companies Warehouse OfficeDeveloper: Cowley Companies
Contractor:
Cowley Companies
Architect:
ODA (Office of Desert Architecture)
Size:
8,960 SF
Location:
1242 E. Jackson St., Phoenix
Completed:
May 2010

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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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Special Merit 2011

Schuff Perini Climber

Schuff Perini Climber, Children’s Museum of PhoenixDeveloper: Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Contractor:
Perini Building Company
Architect:
Ganymede Design Group
Size:
37-foot tall interactive exhibit constructed of 50 tons of steel
Location:
Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Completed:
April 2010

The Schuff Perini Climber, a 50-ton wild maze of steel, is the newest and perhaps most unique interactive exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. It is the largest and most creative climber in the U.S. With 981 pieces of steel all placed at an angle and no design repetition, the structure was comparable to erecting a complicated building. Adventuresome climbers (it is intended for youths 10 and under) have four options to ascend the structure. Children can crawl, walk and climb on tube steel columns and beams, a water-park slide lined for traction, a ladder, plywood ramps and see-through fiberglass grating. As part of the design/build team, Schuff Steel spent more than 400 hours inputting each piece (all 981) into AutoCAD. Perini Building Company and its subcontractors built and attached all of the super-sized appendages, laid plywood, painted, and enclosed the structure with wire netting. Approximately 75% of the climber was donated, with Schuff and Perini the major contributors.

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Best Multi-Family Project 2011

Vi at Silverstone

Best Multi-Family Project 2011: Vi at Silverstone, The Plaza CompaniesDeveloper: The Plaza Companies
Contractor:
Summit Builders
Architect:
DAVIS
Size:
735,651 SF
Location:
23005 N. 74th St., Scottsdale
Completed:
March 2010

Vi at Silverstone is a new, continuing care retirement community on a 35-acre campus. It consists of a 4-story, 467,857 SF main lodge building with 203 independent living units, an underground parking structure, a 2-story care center with 60 units and 67 residential villas. Common areas include formal and casual dining rooms, a lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, gym facilities, a theater, and an 18-hole putting course. Vi was “fast-tracked,” with the first phase completed 3 months ahead of schedule and the second phase completed one month ahead of schedule. Traditional materials, classic architectural and attention to detail placement are components of the distinct styling of the community. Vi’s purpose is to provide older adults with a superior living environment.




Honorable Mention: Sagewood, Phase 1

Honorable Mention: Sagewood, Phase 1; LCS/Westminster Partnership IVDeveloper: LCS/Westminster Partnership IV
Contractor:
The Weitz Company
Architect:
Todd & Associates
Size:
878,559 SF
Location:
4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
Completed:
November 2010

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Best Public Project 2011

Musical Instrument Museum

Best Public Project 2011: Musical Instrument MuseumDeveloper: Musical Instrument Museum
Contractor:
Ryan Companies US
Architect:
RSP Architects
Size:
190,000 SF
Location:
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
Completed:
April 2010

As the first global musical instrument museum, the 190,000 SF ground-up project houses more than 12,000 instruments and objects representing musical traditions. The museum’s modern massing and modest mix of simple forms and materials blend with the desert landscape. MIM includes a state-of-the-art, 299-seat theater. Much of the façade was constructed of sandstone imported from India. The lobby/atrium space, known as “El Rio,” is finished in Venetian plaster  and Italian porcelain tile. Sustainable features were integrated, including the use of fly ash in the concrete, 25,000 SF of photovoltaic solar panels on the second-story roof areas, a chemical-free chiller water system and extensive xeriscaping.




Honorable Mention: Randall McDaniel Sports Complex

Honorable Mention 2011: Randall McDaniel Sports Complex, SmithGroupDeveloper: City of Avondale
Contractor:
Sundt Construction
Architect:
SmithGroup
Size:
113,000 SF
Location:
755 N. 114 Ave., Avondale
Completed:
October 2010

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Best Office Project 2011

Chandler City Hall

Best Office Project 2011: Chandler City Hall, SmithGroupDeveloper: City of Chandler
Contractor:
Sundt Construction
Architect:
SmithGroup
Size:
125,000 SF
Location:
175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Completed:
October 2010

Chandler City Hall is a low-to-mid-rise complex consisting of administrative offices, a public TV studio and Council Chambers. City Hall is a modern, efficient and environmentally appropriate building. The complex is designed with open space and shaded walkways. Flexibility within the building allows for change as both the community and the city’s technological needs evolve. The space within the building is multi-functional, able to accommodate individuals, small social groups and large gatherings. Space also includes bicycle storage and changing rooms. Above all, the new Chandler City Hall is not just another office building. It creates a sense of place and identity, giving the residents of Chandler a destination that serves as the city’s new community center.




Honorable Mention: Mercy Medical Commons

Honorable Mention, Office Project 2011: Mercy Medical CommonsDeveloper: Irgens Development Partners
Contractor:
Okland Construction
Architect:
Architectural Nexus
Broker:
Grubb & Ellis
Size:
47,000 SF
Location:
3645 S. Rome St., Gilbert
Completed:
September 2010

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General Contractor Of The Year 2011

Sundt Construction

It’s no surprise that Sundt just celebrated its 120th anniversary. It is one of Arizona’s most respected businesses and among the 100 largest general contractors in the U.S. The company was founded in 1890 by Norwegian ship carpenter Mauritz Martinsen Sundt and has prospered and thrived ever since. General Contractor of Year 2011: Sundt Construction

The company has gained and kept the respect of its clientele because of the quality and service it provides. Sundt employees take pride in their work, because they not only work for Sundt, they own it. The company is 100% employee owned.

The high-caliber work Sundt performs can be seen through  many projects in Arizona, around the U.S. and abroad. Sundt has completed projects for the U.S. military, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, the Metro Light Rail, Sea World and condominiums in Saudi Arabia, to name a few.

Sundt prides itself not only on the relationships it develops with its customers, but also its relationship with the community. Sundt’s community service includes work with Habit for Humanity and participating in various walks for different organizations.

Through Sundt’s many years in the business, it has created a core philosophy: we are only as good as our people. This motto has helped it achieve the respect of the community, clients, and fellow contractors.

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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

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Most Sustainable Project 2011

White Tank Branch Library and Nature Center

Most Sustainable 2011: White Tank Branch Library and Nature CenterDeveloper: Maricopa County Library District
Contractor:
Mortenson Construction
Architect:
DWL
Size:
29,000 SF
Location:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell
Completed:
November 2010

The White Tank Branch Library and Nature Center has set and achieved aggressive energy conservation goals. Among them: it is pursuing LEED Gold certification and it has documented a 50% reduction in energy usage beyond a typical code-compliant building. About 25% of the building’s energy is generated on site by a 53.58 KW DC/43.8 KW AC photovoltaic array. The project’s design team also was conscious of water usage, and all fixtures are “low flow,” contributing to a 30% reduction of water beyond a typical library. Other features that contribute to a large reduction in energy usage include the library’s sweeping panoramic windows, concrete shade fins, R30 foam roof insulation, and R13 foil-faced batt insulation to minimize the impact of the desert’s harsh temperature swings. The library is enhanced by its pristine desert location and the inclusion of the park’s nature center, where visitors can combine a trip to the library with lessons learned about their environment.




Honorable Mention: CREST Specialty School

Honorable Mention: CREST Specialty SchoolDeveloper: Paradise Valley Unified School District
Contractor:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect:
DLR Group
Size:
14,000
Location:
3950 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Completed:
October 2010

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Architect Of The Year 2011

RSP Architects

Winner of Best Public Project: Musical Instrument MuseumArchitect of the Year 2011: RSP Architects

Since 1978 RSP Architects has been creating spaces nationally and internationally. With offices in Phoenix, Minneapolis,  Rochester, Minn., China and India, RSP employs more than 200 people — and one penguin. The firm has worked with companies around the globe and has a diverse portfolio ranging from the spectacular Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale to work with the U.S. military.

RSP’s No. 1 goal is to provide excellent service to its clients. RSP not only designs the space, it understands the space. This can be seen in the corporate environments it creates where it makes the environment more productive, yet still comfortable; or in the museums it designs where it makes sure the acoustics are just right; even in the schools it creates with an environment to spark curiosity and inspire students to achieve.

RSP architects not only strive to make it’s building beautiful and useful, but also sustainable. The firm believes “sustainable design is inherent within any good, smart building design.” RSP is committed to the 2030 Challenge, which requires architecture firms to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment. RSP also has completed 12 LEED certified projects.

With more than 30 years of experience, RSP Architects has developed key criteria when working with a client. RSP believes stewardship, discipline and adaptability will create results.

RSP is committed to success.

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Best Mixed-Use Project 2011

CityScape

Best Mixed-Use 2011: CityScape, RED DevelopmentDeveloper: RED Development
Contractor:
The Weitz Company
Architect:
Callison Architecture
Broker:
CB Richard Ellis
Size:
1.12M SF
Location:
One E. Washington St., Phoenix
Completed:
April 2010

CityScape is Downtown Phoenix’s newest, urban mixed-use development. CityScape added needed (and desired) retail uses and jobs in the downtown core and linkages to development on adjacent blocks. The project addresses the significant lack of retail/commercial space in Downtown Phoenix. That need was met through the completion of 200,000 SF of new retail shops. Retail and office space is more than 90% leased in the 28-story building. Tenants include Lucky Strike Lanes, Gold’s Gym, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona, Alliance Bank, Urban Outfitters and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Rounding out the mix is the 242-room, 4-Star Kimpton Palomar Hotel, which is scheduled to open later this year. CityScape’s construction includes the use of high-efficiency glass.




Honorable Mention: Gila River Indian Community, District One Service Center

Honorable Mention: Gila River Indian Community, District One Service CenterDeveloper: Gila River Indian Community
Contractor:
W.E. O’Neil Construction
Architect:
DLR Group-KKE
Size:
30,347 SF
Location:
15722 N. Toki Rd., Coolidge
Completed:
June 2010