On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >
Best Office Project
FBI Phoenix Division
Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Size: 210,202 SF
Location: 21711 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Completed: February 2012
Consolidation of four FBI buildings called for not only a state-of-the-art facility with heavy security, but also a building that adhered to energy efficiency and the capacity to hold the GSA and FBI offices of Phoenix. The GSA administered a 20-year lease and named the building a “design of excellence.” Construction recycling was 85% to 95% and many of the new building materials were procured from regional sources, qualifying the project for LEED points for certification and energy savings. Desert themed landscaping was utilized across the entire site. Construction also utilized the services of an energy modeling consultant to determine the most efficient design configuration and components to utilize in the building, including an R-30 roof, high-performance glass and efficiently designed interior lighting. Energy savings include performance utility agreements to achieve, maintain, and exceed the ENERGY STAR benchmark. The building also has a fitness center, kitchen/dining area and 527 secured parking stalls. The design team incorporated energy efficient elements distinctive security and up-to-date infrastructure to meet the growing needs of law enforcement and security agencies such as the FBI.
Video by Cory Bergquist
Developer: Douglas Allred Co.
Contractor: Willmeng Construction
Architect: Balmer Architectural Group
Size: 92,102 SF
Location: 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd., Chandler
Completed: November 2012