North Scottsdale Park and Ride

Scottsdale, AZ


North Scottsdale Park and Ride
North Scottsdale Park and Ride
North Scottsdale Park and Ride
North Scottsdale Park and Ride
North Scottsdale Park and Ride
North Scottsdale Park and Ride
North Scottsdale Park and Ride

Mason Contractor: Alta Vista Masonry LLC
Architect: DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
Suppliers: Upstate Masonry Institute
Owner: City of Scottsdale

Wall System: Single Wythe: Reinforced Concrete Block

Project Description

The North Scottsdale Park and Ride is located on a 5.8 acre reclaimed site located south of the Scottsdale Airport, at the end of an active runway. The theme of the Park and Ride is that of Transportation - mainly aviation, given its proximity to the Airport. The Central Passenger Platform Canopy is an aviation-themed landmark, a great sloping wing positioned in such a way that it appears poised for takeoff down the runway. The canopy’s graceful form is an abstracted ‘Thunderbird’, a mythical creature depicted as a large, powerful bird. The site’s self-shading, CMU patterned walls help reduce the heat island effect and provide an ever-changing shadow pattern that was designed to resemble the interweaving pattern of a “nest”. The passenger platform’s main column shape and rough, natural stone texture implies the Thunderbird’s leg and talon.

Date of Project Completion: December 2013

Awards

Excellence in Masonry Architecture - Honor Award, Non-Residential, 2014

Photography by Mark Boisclair