February 1, 2013


RED AWARDS 2013: Best Mixed-Use 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 Mixed-Use Project

Ak-Chin Family Entertainment Center

Ak-Chin-Family-Entertainment-CenterDeveloper: Ak-Chin Indian Community

Contractor: A.R. Mays Construction

Architect: Nelsen Partners

Size: 165,000 SF

Location: 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

Completed: November 2012

With just four months of design and 10 months of construction, the AK-Chin Family Entertainment Center, also known as the Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, opened to the Ak-Chin community and its surrounding communities. The $50M complex is built on 50 acres and is one of the largest and most highly advanced facilities of its kind. It includes a 12-screen, state-of the-art cinema with 3D capabilities and motion seats; VIP theater seating; full bar service and seat-food ordering; a 24-lane bowling center that includes an 8-lane section with fireplace and VIP seatings. It also includes an outdoor amphitheater built to help attract big-name performers and a 2-story laser tag and arcade; a sports bar including 13, 55-inch televisions, pool tables, darts and shuffleboard. A full-service restaurant seats 138 with outdoor dining and a glass water wall. The complex has not only impacted the Ak-Chin community, but also the surrounding cities, primarily Maricopa. Construction created hundreds of jobs and the actual opening also created 350 jobs for which more than 1,400 applications were received. The Ak-Chin Family Entertainment Center provides a base in which the tribe and surrounding communities can build on for future economic development growth.

Video by Cory Bergquist

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