Arizona State University recently selected Hunt-Sundt, a joint venture of Hunt Construction Group and Sundt Construction, Inc., as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to renovate Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium.
The $162-million project includes complete reconstruction of the lower stadium bowl, new concessions, restrooms and amenities, along with new luxury suites on the east and west sides of the stadium.
Hunt-Sundt, a joint venture, was conceived almost two years ago to create a winning combination between the two top-ranked construction companies — Hunt Construction Group, one of the top ranked sports builder in the United States, according to statistics compiled by Engineering News-Record (ENR), and Sundt Construction, Inc., the state’s most prolific builder of higher education projects.
“Our concrete expertise and the ability to self-perform within the design, planning and construction phases gave us a competitive advantage in the selection process,” said Sundt Senior Vice President and Southwest District Manager Marty Hedlund. “Self-performing the majority of the work allows us to not only keep costs down, but also maintain a high degree of quality control that aligns with our sustainable design and construction principals.”
The university has also selected its design team, which includes locally-based Gould Evans and national stadium design experts HNTB Corporation.
Construction is expected to break ground in early 2015, with most of the work completed during the 2015 and 2016 football off-seasons.