Best of Arizona: NAU Recreational Field Expansion
This expansion project provides all-weather athletic fields for intra-mural and recreational use, nestled in a forested, hillside setting with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. The new facilities include two synthetic turf, lighted sports fields, two sand volleyball courts and collegiate throwing areas. Supporting the fields are two round buildings housing restrooms and equipment storage split by a large covered shade ramada.
Seeking LEED gold, the project includes recycled content drainage material, regional materials, recycled insulation, sports lighting that complies with the dark skies ordinance, reclaimed water and re-use of natural and unnatural materials disturbed during construction.
Owner: Arizona Board of Regents, Northern Arizona University
Design Firm: CMX Sports Engineers
General Contractor: Valley Rain Construction Corp.
Consultants: Ayers Saint Gross Architects and Planners; SWI Engineering; T. Barnabas Kane & Assoc.
Subcontractors: Moreno Welding; Kimbrell Electric; Hellas Construction; Field Lining Systems