RED AWARDS 2013: Best Public Project

Events | 1 Feb, 2013 |

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.

Best Public Project

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Salvation-ArmyDeveloper: The Salvation Army

Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.

Architect: Dick Fritsche Design Group

Size: 147,000 SF

Location: 1375 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix

Completed: May 2012

The opening of the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Croc Community Center in Phoenix heralded an endless amount of opportunities for the community that the center serves. The collaboration of the Salvation Army and Joan Kroc Corp. has four program components: worship, education, arts and recreation. The facility includes a 300-seat community/events banquet hall, classrooms, arts and crafts rooms, youth lounge, computer lab, offices, child watch space, game room and NBA-sized basketball courts, a full-service fitness center, aerobics/dance studio, locker rooms, and a family-oriented pool with a lazy river. The center adheres to energy efficiency with solar thermal panels, an elaborate filtering system in the aquatic center, an HVAC chilled system and low-voltage lighting. The center is one of the largest of the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Corps Community centers in the country.

Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

Ocotillo Library + Workforce Literacy Center

Ocotillo-LibraryDeveloper: City of Phoenix

Contractor: Johnson Carlier

Architect: durkin + durkin architects

Size: 7,200 SF

Location: 102 W. Southern Ave., Phoenix

Completed: May 2012

RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

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