Site Development

2020-21 Finalists

These projects represent contributions that enhance the urban environment within large-scale commercial, industrial and public work sectors and could include projects related to waste or water treatment facilities, roadways, bridges, canals and other types of infrastructure.

The winners will be announced at the 40th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards gala presented by SRP in the spring of 2022.

Salt River Siphon Repair

Salt River Siphon Repair

The Salt River Siphon is the largest segmented steel pipeline in Arizona and spans underneath the Salt River downstream of the Granite Reef Dam. The siphon is a 8,700-foot long, 21-foot diameter steel pipe that is buried more than 50 feet below the river bottom. Central Arizona Project (CAP) and Achen-Gardner Construction worked together to successfully completed a four-phase, multi-year project that involved the most detailed assessment and interior coating repairs ever performed on a CAP steel siphon.

Central Arizona Project, Achen-Gardner Construction

The Grand at Papago Park Center

The Grand at Papago Park Center

The Roosevelt Dam Feature and the Grand Canal Relocation and Multi-Use Path, each part of The Grand at Papago Park Center mixed-use development, were designed to celebrate and pay homage to two of the most important infrastructure projects in Arizona: the Roosevelt Dam and the Grand Canal. The projects demonstrate an awareness of sustainability and inspires solutions with minimal water use. The Grand at Papago Park Center establishes a model that can be replicated by other communities for improvements along the Valley’s canal system.

Papago Park Center

The Newton District

The Newton District

The Newton District stretches a half a mile along the Camelback Road corridor west of Central Avenue to 7th Avenue in Uptown Phoenix, located directly between two light rail stations. The District aims to preserve, rehabilitate and reposition iconic, midcentury buildings into a dynamic, transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood, as well as infill and activate vacant lots to energize the urban fabric while creating a walkable environment that attracts locals as much as it does tourists. The District will continue this forward momentum and synergy by focusing on creating a locally focused hospitality experience, while creating a new, transit-oriented model for urban planning and development along the city's light rail system.

Venue Projects, John Douglas Architects

Twin Peaks/Blue Bonnet Gravity Sewer Project

Twin Peaks/Blue Bonnet Gravity Sewer Project

The Twin Peaks/Blue Bonnet Gravity Sewer Project, run by the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and design-build team Achen-Gardner Construction and EEC, is a 4.8 mile long 15" gravity interceptor sewer main. The completion of this project eliminated the need for the Tangerine Pump Station and Sewer Force Main, allowing Pima County to decommission the pump station and repurpose the site into an odor control facility.

Pima County, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Town of Marana

Valley Metro Greenfield Bus Operations Center

Valley Metro Greenfield Bus Operations Center

The Valley Metro Greenfield Bus Operations Center project, a Veregy and Valley Metro partnership, turned the Operations Center from 76,000 sq ft of barren concrete to 3,528 solar panels, generating 1.24 megawatts of power, and shade for 140 buses. This project exemplifies site development at its best. Valley Metro went from 76,000 sq ft of barren concrete to 3,528 solar panels, generating 1.24 megawatts of power, and shade for 140 buses. The project moved the needle forward on Valley Metro’s sustainability plan and will benefit Valley Metro and the city of Mesa for decades to come.

Valley Metro, Veregy

West Maricopa Education Center Northwest Campus

West Maricopa Education Center Northwest Campus

The West Maricopa Education Center Northwest Campus changes the perception of career and technical education, including its operational look, and brings pride and beauty to the community through unique building materials, and sustainable design. Functional learning environments, responsible regional and contextual and architecturally expressed identity are among the driving values for this campus.

West Maricopa Education Center, SPS+ Architects, Logan Simpson Design Inc., McCarthy Building Co.

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