Top Starts In the Southwest
 
Rank Project LocationProject CostStart Date/ End DateOwner Project team
1Intel Fab 42 Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility Chandler, Ariz.$5 billion2Q 2011/ 2013Intel Corp.Design IDC ArchitectsGC Hoffman Construction Co.
2Solana Solar Generating Station Plant Gila Bend, Ariz.$1.6 billionMay 2011/2013Abengoa Solar Inc./Arizona Solar OneDesign-Build Abener/Teyma Joint Venture
3Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project Nye County, Nev.$900 millionAug. 2011/Summer 2013SolarReserveDesign Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneGC Cobra Thermosolar Plants Inc.
4One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line) Ely, Nev.$510 million1Q 2011/Early 2013NV EnergyDesign Power Engineers Inc.GC Sturgeon Electric Co. (lines); Wilson Utility Construction
5Patua Geothermal Power PlantFernley, Nev.$300 millionAug. 2011/Late 2012Gradient ResourcesDesign-Build SAIC Constructors
6Spring Valley Wind Farm & Electrical Substation Ely, Nev.$250 millionAug. 2011/June 2012Pattern Energy GroupGC Mortenson Construction
7First Solar Manufacturing Plant Mesa, Ariz.$200 millionMay 2011/3Q 2012First Solar Inc.Design First Solar Inc.GC M+W Group
832 MGD Water Reclamation CampusTucson, Ariz.$172.3 millionJune 2011/May 2014Pima County RWRDDesign-Build-Operate CH2M HILL
9I-10/SR 303L Traffic InterchangePhoenix, Ariz.$133.9 millionNov. 2011/May 2014Ariz. Dept. of TransportationDesign AZTEC EngineeringGC Pulice Construction
10303L, Peoria Ave. to Mountain View Blvd.Surprise, Ariz.$128.7 millionAug. 2011/Oct. 2013Ariz. Dept. of TransportationDesign Premier Engineering; Ritoch-Powell & AssociatesGC Pulice Construction
11Chandler Regional Medical Center Tower ExpansionChandler, Ariz.$125 millionDec. 2011/4Q 2014Dignity HealthDesign Orcutt|WinslowGC Kitchell
12Sky Harbor Airport SkyTrain Phase 1APhoenix, Ariz.$120 millionAug. 2011/May 2014City of Phoenix Aviation Dept.Design Gannett Fleming Inc.GC McCarthy Bldg. Cos. Inc. & Kiewit Western Co. Joint Venture
13Rte. 215 Bruce Woodbury Beltway, Tenaya Way to Decatur Blvd.Las Vegas, Nev.$116.8 millionOct. 2011/April 2014Clark County Public WorksDesign G.C. WallaceGC Las Vegas Paving Corp.
14Harmon CornerLas Vegas, Nev.$100 millionMay 2011/Dec. 2011 (shell only)BPS PartnersDesign SH ArchitectureGC PENTA Building Group
15McCarran Air Traffic Control TowerLas Vegas, Nev.$99 millionJune 2011/Early 2015Federal Aviation Admin. - Western Pacific RegionDesign WHPacificGC Archer Western Contractors
16Twin Arrows Navajo Resort & CasinoFlagstaff, Ariz.$92 millionSept. 2011/Sept. 2012SiconDesign Friedmutter GroupGC Hunt Construction Group
17I-10 Widening, Ruthrauff to Prince Rd.Tucson, Ariz.$76.4 millionSept. 2011/Late 2013Ariz. Dept. of TransportationDesign AECOMGC Pulice Construction
18I-80, Robb Dr. Interchange to Vista Blvd. InterchangeReno, Nev.$72 millionMay 2011/Dec. 2012Nevada Dept. of TransportationGC Granite ConstructionDesign Atkins North America
19I-17 Cordes JunctionPrescott, Ariz.$65.2 millionAug. 2011/ June 2013Ariz. Dept. of TransportationDesign HDR Inc.GC Sundt Construction Heavy Civil Division/Vastco (JV)
20Northern Edge Navajo Nation Casino - Phase 1 Upper Fruitland, N.M.$60 millionMarch 2011/Jan. 2012Navajo Nation Gaming EnterpriseGC Arviso/Okland Construction JV
21University of Arizona North End Zone Stadium UpgradesTucson, Ariz.$56.9 millionDec. 2011/July 2013University of ArizonaDesign Heery Intl.GC Mortenson ConstructionCivil/MEP M3 Engineering
22Urban Outfitters West Coast E-Commerce Internet Fulfillment CenterReno, Nev.$50 millionJune 2011/June 2012Urban OutfittersDesign United Construction Co.GC United Construction Co.Developer Dermody Properties
23Advanced Wastewater Treatment Membrane/Ozonation Facilities Phase 1Las Vegas, Nev.$49.9 millionFeb. 2011/Feb. 2013Clark County Water Reclamation DistrictDesign MWH AmericaGC McCarthy Building Cos.
24Hilltop Townhomes & The Suites (NAU Residence Halls)Flagstaff, Ariz.$42 millionJuly 2011/Aug. 2012American Campus CommunitiesDesign Todd & AssociatesGC hardison/downey construction
25Arizona State University McCord Hall at the W. P. Carey School of BusinessTempe, Ariz.$38.4 millionOct. 2011/July 2013Arizona Board of Regents/ASUDesign Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; RSP ArchitectsGC DPR Construction Inc.