Two of DWL’s projects were honored with the Award of Merit in separate categories for Engineering News Record’s Best Projects in the Southwest.
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine and Bovine Center has won the 2017 Best Projects Merit Award in the Higher Education/Research category and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 3 – Terminal Processor was honored with the same Merit Award in the Airport/Transit category.
The annual awards program is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and companies in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with the Southwest region consisting of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Among the 20 categories, ranging from airports to sports and entertainment venues, each project is judged using five criteria: safety; overcoming challenges and teamwork; innovation and contribution to the industry; construction quality and craftsmanship; and functionality of design and aesthetic quality.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – Terminal 3 Terminal Processor: Uniquely located in the heart of Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is undergoing a major transformation with the Terminal 3 Modernization Program. To remain operational through construction and have as little impact to airport personnel and travelers as possible, the program was broken into multiple construction phases with the first phase of the Terminal Processor, now open to the public. Phase I included four main components: a new consolidated checkpoint, additional ticket counters, new baggage claim devices, and exterior and interior finishes. Phase I of the Terminal Modernization Program provides the City of Phoenix the opportunity to better serve the aviation community and set the standard for passenger experience.
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine – Equine and Bovine Center: the 70,000 s.f. Equine and Bovine Center (EBC) is a teaching, research, and diagnostic facility at the Midwestern University Glendale campus as part of the new College of Veterinary Medicine. It is a community resource designed for larger animals, including but not limited to horses, cows and other large ruminants and is the first of its kind in the state. The overall layout of the College of Veterinary Medicine complex is based on Midwestern University’s ONE HEALTH initiative where human and animal research work in sync for mutual benefit. Cross-disciplinary interaction was a driving factor for this project, and to achieve that, the design team incorporated spaces for innovative teaching.