Mesa City Center receives an Honor Award from AIA Arizona

Colwell Shelor+West 8+Weddle Gilmore’s design for Mesa City Center took the top award (Honor award) in the urban design category at the 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona Chapter Annual Awards Gala, which was held in the Phoenix Art Museum this October.

A jury of architects from San Francisco AIA met earlier in the year to assess the 2015 design award submissions. The jury included Joshua Aidlin (Aidlin Darling Design), Dominique Price (Gensler), David Baker (David Baker Architects), and Rosa Sheng (Bohlin Cywinski Jackson).

Of the winning design the jury commented the “The curious and captivating organic form is a convincing anchor for the new city center. The renderings evoke a futuristic spirit, combined with a familiar, humane scale. The balance of green and hardscape creates a desirable “there” factor, and a magnet for various scales of engagement and civic activity.”

John Giles, City of Mesa Mayor; Jeff McVay, Mesa Manager of Downtown Transformation; Michele Shelor and Allison Colwell from Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture and Phil Weddle of Weddle Gilmore accepted the award on behalf of the project team.