Baumruk Architecture, Inc.
111 Park Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86303
Total Square Feet: 31,400
Construction Period: Aug 2000 to Feb 2001
General Contractor: Arizona Building Systems, Inc. - 3636 East Anne Street, #A, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Structural Engineer: Caruso•Turley•Scott, Inc. - 2702 N. 44th Street, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Electrical Engineer: Electrical Engineering Services - P.O. Box 1199, Bagdad, AZ 86321
Mechanical Engineer: Diversified Metro Design - 8611 North Black Canyon Highway, #104, Phoenix, AZ 85201
A reflection of the high technology industry and the beauty of the surrounding mountains are expressed in the entry feature of Prescott Aerospace's new machine shop facility. Burgeoning expansion in the Aerospace Industry prompted Prescott Aerospace in Prescott Valley, Arizona to expand its machine shop's capability for the second time in less than a decade. High profile clientele such as Boeing Mesa, BF Goodrich Aerospace, Lord Manufacturing, and the U.S. Federal Government have given Prescott Aerospace the opportunity to advance their machine shop capabilities and provide space for future growth opportunities. A variety of machined parts are provided at this facility based on current demand. Baumruk Architecture, Inc., who designed their existing facility in 1992, also planned and designed this new facility that is more than three times the size of their original building.
The new 2.8 acre site was chosen for its ease of accessibility to Highway 69 in Prescott Valley, Arizona, a dynamically expanding community, 90 miles north of Phoenix and for its fantastic views of the surrounding Bradshaw Mountains. Close proximity to a new community lake and park provides employees with a close lunch "escape".
The development of this site included utility infrastructure expansion for additional lots to be developed or subdivided. Additional space is still available to accommodate a 10,062-square-foot future building expansion. Lime-hydrate soil stabilization was required in the initial phase of work due to potential expansive characteristics of the existing soils. The site slope of approximately 9-12% required a challenging grading design for a building of this size. Dock high truck access was naturally accommodated at the lower end of the site, however to provide reasonable truck approach grades and handicap accesses were more difficult to accomplish. The pre-engineered metal manufacturing facility houses the machine shop, offices, dock area, mezzanine storage area with a vertical material lift, and a 50-foot-long, five-ton bridge crane. This state-of-the-art machine shop is fully air conditioned with an integrated fire sprinkler system.
The entrance feature is constructed of insulated reflective glass and tapered steel column supports. Faceted spandrel glass panels above the entry create a canopy with a truncated cylinder form. The extended arch canopy is framed in steel sheathed with "Alucobond" cladding. The air-lock entrance provides protection from strong winds that prevail in the area.
Tapered steel columns frame the office windows, echoing the entry design statement and provide some solar shading in late afternoon. The main building cladding is pre-finished metal panel with fine sprayed "stucco" texture. Exterior integral colored CMU columns support metal fascia overhangs.
DIV 04: Cladding: Alcan Composites USA.
DIV 09: Gypsum Board: James Hardie; Paint: Kelly-Moore; Concrete Sealant: WR Meadows.
DIV 10: Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions; Lockers: Penco Products; Toilet & Bath Accessories: Gamco.
DIV 13: Pre-Engineered Structure: VP Buildings.