Tempe Transportation Center

Tempe, Arizona
Total Project Cost: 
$21.8 million
40,344 SF
A&P Role: 

This cutting-edge transportation center integrates light rail, city buses, cyclists, and pedestrians in an innovative, flexible, multi-use facility. City transportation offices, a community room, and retail and office space are all housed in the building, and the bike station includes parking, showers, lockers and bike rentals and repairs. The LEED Platinum facility showcases many sustainable features, including a living roof of native desert plants and 12 inches of soil to help lower energy costs and lessen the heat island effect. Other sustainable strategies include a storm water recovery system, low-flow fixtures, photovoltaic solar collection, recycled acoustical ceiling tiles and wheat grass millwork. When the team discovered ancient Hohokam tribal artifacts during excavation, AP worked with an archaeological team to adjust the sequencing of the excavation and construction, allowing work to continue while the artifacts were catalogued and removed. This project was funded by the City of Tempe and the federal transportation department, and coordination was required with both agencies. The project also needed to comply with federal contracting guidelines. 

LEED Certification: LEED Platinum 
Awards: AIA Kemper Goodwin Award for Project Collaboration, AIA Arizona; Best of the Best Award - Sustainable Project, Southwest Contractor; 2009 Best Sustainable Project, RED Awards, AZRE; 2009 Masonry Excellence Award, AZ Masonry Association; 2009 Metal Architecture Design Award; 2009 Tempe Mayor’s Disability Award Event Recognition, City of Tempe; 2009 Valley Forward Crescordia Award—Landscape, Valley Forward; 2009 Valley Forward Crescordia Award—Design & Construction, Valley Forward; National Smart Growth Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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