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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

Unisource teaches kids sustainability

Green News Roundup – UniSource Teaches Sustainability To Kids, Commercial Energy Solutions

The next generation of “green” collaborators is being influenced to conserve our resources for their future through fun and games. UniSource Energy Services (UES), which operates natural gas and electric systems for more than 230,000 customers in northern and southern Arizona, provides educational programs and services to kids.

Sustainability For Kids

Energy Efficient World is a game that allows kids to learn to conserve energy and save on electric bills — teaching them energy efficiency, how to help the environment and home energy inspection. It also provides links for parents.

Sunsite Funsite teaches children about solar energy, chemical energy, solar thermal and resources. The game is interactive, and children are able to see how their actions at home affect the universe.

Electrical and Natural Gas Safety World explains the hidden dangers at home and in the community. With two separate worlds the fun never ends. They are exposed to learning how to protect themselves by enjoying an eye-catching game.

HogBusters Training Camp, an interactive lecture, allows kids — through a series of five levels — to work together and learn new ways to save the environment for the future. After completing the stages, a certificate is available for printing.

Commercial Energy Solutions

Getting rid of old equipment can be costly for a business. UniSource has a rebate system designed to make the change to “green” easier. Energy-efficient upgrades on lighting, controls, refrigeration & HVAC, heating, ventilation and air conditioning are available. The rebates are intended to help offset a portion of the cost associated with installing new energy-efficient equipment.

An incentive program for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems, used to turn sunlight into energy, is being offered to encourage the installation of solar power. Systems greater than 50 kilowatts AC (kWac) can qualify.

UniSource is focusing on the present and future by getting kids excited about the environment and helping companies turn “green.”