April 19, 2010

Prescott Valley Library Project Awarded Public Works Project of the Year

Tempe, AZ – April 19, 2010 – The American Public Works Association’s Arizona Chapter has selected the Prescott Valley Library & Yavapai College Building project as Public Works Project of the Year in the Structures ($5M - $25M) category. The award recognizes the partnership between the Town of Prescott Valley, richärd+bauer architects and general contractor Barton Malow Company who, working together, completed the public library and educational facility in October 2009.

The 36,000 SF library includes a rooftop terrace, café and bookstore, virtually interactive computer lab and a 200-seat auditorium. The new facility has allowed the Town of Prescott Valley to extend its educational services to Yavapai County residents through partnerships with Yavapai College, Northern Arizona University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “The partnership itself, between a municipality and an educational institution is as unique as the building itself. Joint ownership and occupation of this new building has provided a cost savings to both while providing needed services for the town,” says Kimberly Moon, Capital Projects Coordinator for Prescott Valley.

Awards will be formally presented at the APWA Arizona Chapter 2010 Statewide Conference in August.

Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design/build, program management, general contracting, technology and rigging services throughout North and South America. The ISO (quality) certified company has local LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and is an industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader. Niche market specialties include health care, educational, sports facilities, commercial, federal, corporate/industrial and energy. Barton Malow has 13 regional offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. The Western Region office was established in 1999, and is located in Tempe, Arizona. Annual firm revenues exceed $1 billion. For additional information, visit