On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.
GoDaddy Global Technology Center
Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Architect: PHArchitecture (Shell) ; SmithGroupJJR (Interior)
Completed: September 2014
The office landscape is changing in many ways, with a strong skew toward playfulness. The GoDaddy Global Technology Center, with its sand volleyball court, basketball court, soccer field, rock climbing wall, high-end cafeteria, workout room, indoor slide between the second and first floor, bright colors, modern design and a race track for employees to “race” to meetings on pedal-carts. It’s hard to believe the original RFP looked for a “down and dirty” call center, as Patrick Hayes of PHArchitecture called it. Once construction shifted to this workplace wonderland, it only took nine months before moving employees in. The building will bring 450 jobs to the center, which will bring 1,300 people to the 12.61-acre campus on the ASU Research Park.