February 1, 2013


RED AWARDS 2013: Best Redevelopment 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 Redevelopment Project

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment-ResortDeveloper: Enchantment Group

Contractor: Enchantment Group

Architect: Doug Fredrikson Architects

Size: 16,000 SF meeting space; 30,000 SF clubhouse; 218 guest rooms

Location: 525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona

Completed: April 2012

With a deep commitment to guests, the natural environment and Native American traditions, Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon completed an overhaul of renovations to the resort’s 25-year legacy. Renovations included a new virtual check-in station curbside, a redesigned clubhouse, three dining experiences, new retail boutique, refurbished guest rooms and indoor and outdoor seating areas. Lobby, restaurants and dining patios were all converted to one elevation, making access easier. Energy efficiency efforts were made by the installation of low-flow shower heads, toilets and faucet aerators to cut-down water use. The resort maintains its own waste-water treatment plant on-site, and fresh water leftover is used for landscape irrigation. Kitchen grease is converted to biofuel and 90 tons of recyclable material is kept out of landfills due to the resort’s ongoing sustainable practices. Guests have a 360-degree view of the canyon with the newly renovated lower-deck pool, which includes an expanded deck and terrace area, private cabanas, a whirlpool spa, pool bar and an adjacent game room and activity center. The resort stays true to its historical elements with 14-inch thick adobe brick, ceiling beams of Douglas fir featured throughout the space and sliding glass walls that offer unobstructed views of the surrounding area.

Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

Continuum Existing Motorola Building Renovation

ContinuumDeveloper: Capital Commercial Investments

Contractor: RSG Builders

Architect: PHArchitecture

Size: 523,028 SF

Location: 2501 S. Price Rd., Chandler

Completed: November 2012

RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013