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New to Market: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Hotel

Developer: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority
General contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction
Architect: RSP Architects
Project Management Firm: TynanGroup, Inc.
Location: Adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Size: 74KSF
Value: WND
Start/Completion: February 2014 to early 2015

The new Four Points by Sheraton will be a 74KSF, 134 key, six-story hotel owned by the Gila River Indian Community and developed by the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority. The hotel will be managed by Starwood and will fly under the Four Points flag. The hotel is the key anchor of the Toka Sticks development, and the facility will include a bar & restaurant, private dining, fitness room, 2KSF of meeting and event space (indoor and outdoor) and is scheduled to open early 2015. The historical 160-acre Toka Sticks 18-hole golf course will receive several upgrades, and boast a new replacement 3,900 SF club house, pro shop, grill and patio, along with a state of the art 4KSF cart barn, scheduled to be completed late 2014. The existing Toka Sticks Golf Course will remain open during construction. A convenience store/fuel station is also included as part of the Toka Sticks development, and will incorporate the former Toka Sticks Smoke Shop with a convenient drive-thru option. The 4KSF convenience store and fuel station is scheduled to open later this year.

RED Awards 2012

RED Awards 2012: Architect Of The Year, DAVIS

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 Architect of the Year was DAVIS.

Architect of the Year


Winner of Best Office Project: Fountainhead Office Plaza
Winner of Best Tenant Improvement: Limelight Network
Honorable Mention for Best Office Project: UniSource Energy Corporate Office

Architect of the Year: DAVISDAVIS, an architecture and design firm that has designed more than 75 MSF in Metro Phoenix area, celebrated its 20th anniversary in style. Last year the firm successfully executed projects such as Starwood, Limelight, CantaMia, Fountainhead Office Plaza, and Unisource.

A few DAVIS project highlights include the design of Limelight’s 57,300 SF new Tempe corporate HQ and Fountainhead Office Plaza, consisting of a 10-story and 6-story Class A office building, with a parking garage achieving LEED Gold certification.

Additionally, DAVIS undertook Unisource, Tucson Electric’s new 530,406 SF new LEED Gold certified corporate HQ. DAVIS’ long standing client relationships, exceptional team members, and re-establishment of humanity in the architecture are what make it a successful firm.


Video by Cory Bergquist

RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012