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 Industrial Project

Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center

Dicks-Sporting-Goods-Distribution-CenterDeveloper: Merit Partners

Contractor: The Renaissance Companies

Architect: Butler Design Group

Size: 724,455 SF

Location: 4651 N. Cotton Lane, Goodyear

Completed: September 2012

It took a collaborative effort on the part of the developer, architect, contractor and the City of Goodyear to meet deadlines of the aggressive project schedule for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center. Breaking ground in December of 2011 and a turnover of the warehouse in June 2012, the project met its goal to commence the shipping and receiving of goods by Jan. 1, 2013, to serve up to 150 stores in the Western U.S. The project achieved LEED silver certification for new construction through sustainable design practices including: R-30 roof insulation, single-ply TPO roofing, insulated doors, 2% natural light through skylights, Energy Star appliances, motion activated lighting with daylight sensors and low-water use landscaping. The distribution center also purchases 70% of its power as Green-e renewable power. Adding elements of fun into the project design, the building includes a basketball court in the facility commons, a baseball diamond on the floor of the break room and yardage markers leading to fitness and training rooms express what the company does — sell sporting goods and promote an active lifestyle.

Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

City of Phoenix 27th Ave. Waste Transfer Station

City-of-Phoenix-27thAve-Waste-Transfer-StationDeveloper: Public Works Department/Solid Waste Disposal

Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: HDR Engineering

Size: 130,287 SF Renovation; 50,500 SF New

Location: 3060 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix

Completed: January 2012

RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013