Awards and Accolades
1. The Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge will get a new name soon. The Tempe City Council will dedicate the bridge on March 18 to the man whose passion led to the creation of Tempe Town Lake, James Elmore, ASU’s founding Dean of Architecture. It will be known as The Elmore Pedestrian Bridge.
2. Tucson’s 2017 Women Build home will be completed and dedicated May 13, the day before Mother’s Day. Falzone’s home will be the 16th Women Build Home in Tucson. Women Build is an international initiative in partnership with Lowes that brings together women of all ages, skills and talents not only to raise the $90K necessary to fund a home, but to raise the walls and build the house.
3. Double AA Builders Ltd. broke ground last week on St. John Paul II Catholic high school. Gilbert-based HDA Architects designed the new school, which will be open for the 2018 academic year at 13720 W. Thomas Road.
4. The Sea Life Arizona Aquarium at Arizona Mills mall in Tempe is building a new attraction focused around the Colorado River. The 7KSF, $1M project is an interactive exhibit that shows the history of the river in the form of a large-scale water table.
5. Work continues on the rehabilitation of the Clearwater Reservoir in the Tucson Mountains. The roof was removed and will be replaced on the facility. The reservoir is Tucson Water’s largest potable water facility.
6. It’s been nearly a year since ground was broken on the health care facility in Winterhaven that will serve the Quechan and Cocopah tribes. The 76KSF facility is about nine months into construction and is slated for a Jan. 2018 completion.
7. The Weitz Company has completed construction on The TOMSCOT, a 278-unit luxury apartment community located on the NEC of Thomas & Scottsdale Rds. in Scottsdale. Amenities include two resort-style pool decks with spa and wading pool, two-story fitness center, barbecues, clubhouse with full kitchen, golf simulator, dog park, shuffleboard, bocce ball court and underground parking.
8. iFly, first indoor skydiving attraction in metro Phoenix, has opened near Loop 101 and Indian Bend.