February 1, 2013


RED AWARDS 2013: Most Challenging Project

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 >

Most Challenging Project

Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Developer: City of Phoenix/Arizona Board of Regents

Contractor: DPR Construction/Sundt Construction

Architect: CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross

Size: 265,000 SF

Location: 435 N. 5th St., Phoenix

Completed: July 2012

The 6-story Health Sciences Building (HSEB) on the Phoenix Biomedical campus serves two end-users; the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services. The facility has extensive building information modeling, laser scanning and blue-beam software capabilities. It includes 2, 500 custom cooper panel, which reflect a Grand Canyon type design. The project also has two owners and two contractors. With more than one owner and contractor the project faced multiple challenges including designing a facility that that represents Arizona’s leadership in medical education by providing skills-based and simulation settings, health science inter-professional training programs and a planning process involving educators from the cross-section health science disciplines. The design allows optimal natural light into interior spaces while mitigating heat gain using building siting and advanced materials. The impact of the building has reached vaious aspects including, education nearly twice as many medical students,  job creation, and averaging investment seven times the cost.

Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

Century Hall at ASU Polytechnic

Century-HallDeveloper: Inland American Communities Group

Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: RSP Architects

Size: 84,657 SF

Location: 5937 S. Backus Mall, Mesa

Completed: July 2012

RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013