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

FBI-Phoenix-DivisionDeveloper: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Architect: AECOM

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.

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Honorable Mention


InfusionsoftDeveloper: Douglas Allred Co.

Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Architect: Balmer Architectural Group

Size: 92,102 SF

Location: 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd., Chandler

Completed: November 2012

RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013