February 1, 2013


RED AWARDS 2013: Best Education 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 >

Best Education Project

ASU Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4

ASU-Interdisciplinary-Science-Technology-Building-4-pic2Developer: ASU

Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.

Architect: Ehrlich Architects/HDR, Inc.

Size: 298,000 SF

Location: 781 E. Terrace Rd., Tempe

Completed: March 2012

ASU-Interdisciplinary-Science-Technology-Building-4A collaborative effort led to the completion of project ISTB4, Arizona State University’s largest, and most advanced facility to date. Since lab buildings are known to use 10 times more energy than office buildings, the project needed extremely efficient systems to meet the university’s sustainability goals. ISTB4 strategies include variable exhaust and intelligent sensors, an enhanced air circulation system, energy resource system, and building information modeling (BIM), which limited construction waste. The project also enhanced efficiency by utilizing a campus loop to supply chilled water and steam to the building instead of creating it on-site which contributed to significantly less wasted material that would end up in a landfill. ISTB4’s rigorous recycling program also contributed to the project’s sustainability goals as well. The team averted 2,339 tons of waste from local landfills by recycling 78.4% of the construction waste. The 298,000 SF, 8-story building brings three distinct functions together under one roof: collaborative meeting rooms and offices, classrooms and auditoriums and a meteorite gallery; and its largest component — high-tech lab space including 166 modules. The project finished on a fast-track, 24-month schedule while meeting its sustainability goals.

Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

GateWay Community College Integrated Education Building

Developer: Maricopa Community College District

Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: SmithGroupJJR

Size: 122,000 SF

Location: 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix

Completed: June 2012

RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013