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City of Tucson Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center Model

City of Tucson Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center

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    • The challenge for the Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center: place a community and police facility on a corner of a regional park with floodplain issues. The solution: create a "land form" which diverts the water around the building and directs it to a regional detention basin on the adjacent municipal golf course. A simple, flexible, utilitarian building is juxtaposed with the arroyo wall composed of shotcrete, masonry and Cor-ten steel defining the boundary between public and secured functions. Police functions are screened by the arroyo wall while the community function is represented by the lantern like public meeting room protruding through the wall. Police vehicles park within the area secured behind the arroyo wall. Public parking and a recycling collection center occupy the public portion of the site east of the arroyo. The public accesses the facility by the ridge or ramp, which meet at the entry porch, carved into the arroyo wall.
    • Architekton: Design Architect + GLHN Architects & Engineers: Executive Architect

      Architekton Studio Team
      Rebecca Barone
      Douglas Brown
      Carlos Carrasquillo
      John Kane
      Christopher Kelly
      Gregory Lambright
      Mark Roddy
      Joseph Salvatore

    • Project Team
      Owner: City of Tucson
      Design Architect: Architekton
      Executive Architect: GLHN Architects and Engineers, Inc.
      Structural: Turner Structural Engineering
      Electrical/Mechanical/Civil: GLHN Architects and Engineers, Inc.
      Landscape: McGann and Associates
      Environmental Graphics: Thinking Caps
      Furnishings: Bene Harrison Interior Design and Planning
      Justice: The SGS Group
      Artist: Santa Theresa Tile Works
      Contractor: Concord General Contracting
    • Awards
      2007 AZRE + AIA Arizona Chapter Arizona's 150 Greatest
      Architectural Achievements
      2004 AIA Western Mountain Region Merit Award
      2004 AIA Arizona Merit Award
      2004 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter Merit Award
      2004 Southwest Contractor, Best Public Project Over $5 Million

      Publications
      July 2006, ish, "Arizona Steel: Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center"
      February 2006, OFARCH, "Arizona Steel-Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center"
      November/December 2004, Sources + Design, "AIA Arizona Design Winners-Farmer Studios + City of Tucson Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center
      January 2004, Southwest Contractor, "A Statement in Steel-Service Center Creates New Architectural Vocabulary"

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