Apollo Riverpoint Center

Project Description:

Owner: Apollo Development Group
General Contractor: Sundt Construction
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Year Completed: 2008
Architect: Carpenter Sellers Associates, SmithGroup JJR
Design Phase Services: Design Assist and Preconstruction

The Apollo Riverpoint Center serves as the headquarters for the Apollo Group and University of Phoenix, as well as providing significant operational space for their online learning programs.. This 38-acre campus includes one 10-story building with a full service kitchen facility, two 6-story buildings and two parking garages with 4,500 parking spaces. The offices cover 600,000 square feet. The facility provided the educational institution with a hub to centralize its Online Learning programs and consolidate its headquarters in new and beautiful surroundings.

Awards: Award of Merit-Buildings, Environmental Excellence Award-Valley Forward Association

Best High-Rise Office Building – 2008 Design Awards-Precast Concrete Institute

Best of 2008 Awards – Office-Southwest Contractor magazine

Best of the Best – Finalist – Office-Engineering News Record

Projects Highlights:

The mechanical system is composed of three packaged chiller plants with a standard VAV System on the ground floors. Typical floors have two air handlers with an Under Floor Air Distribution System (UFAD). Rooftop energy recovery units that capture energy from the building exhaust and transfer it to the intake air enhance energy efficiency.

Innovated Time Savings:

  • 1000 hours and 45 schedule days were saved because of prefabricated plumbing components
  • 66 schedule days and 2600 man hours were saved and the mechanical installation schedule was expedited due to offsite manufacturing of the mechanical piping system components