ENR Southwest has awarded the Arizona Firefighter Memorial project as best in Landscape & Urban Development. McCarthy Building Companies, submitted the project to the ENR Regional Best Projects competition, which consists of an eight-judge panel that represents various aspects of the industry. Submissions included engineering projects in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico that span a variety of sectors.
The memorial is landscaped with grass, decorative slate rock, and trees surrounding a black granite courtyard containing engraved names of fallen personnel. A 30ft tall bell tower stands as the focal point between bronze statues representing different branches of firefighters and medical personnel. When the trees reach maturity, a quaint sanctuary will be created for the families and friends to mourn the fallen.
Coe & Van Loo prepared preliminary and final design documents for the memorial. This included storm water retention, site grading, drainage design, utility locating, and topographical elevations. Construction documents were prepared to support the architectural plans for the project.
Project design and construction team included McCarthy Building Companies (general contractor), SmithGroup JJR (architect), PK Associates (structural engineer) and Coe & Van Loo Consultants (civil engineer).