Skyline Office Plaza (Shell)|
Burton & Associates Architects
2102 N. Country Club Road, Bldg. 9, Tucson, AZ 85716
Date Bid: Feb 2014 Construction Period: Mar 2014 to Mar
Total Square Feet: 37,200 Site: 2.9 acres.
Number of Buildings: Three.
Building Sizes: First floor, 20,188; second floor, 17,012; total,
37,200 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 16’ 8”; second floor, 18’; total,
Basic Construction Type: New Foundation: Cast-in-place,
slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Steel joist, concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud
Structural Engineer: Schneider Structural Engineers - 2980 N.
Campbell Avenue, #130, Tucson, AZ 85719
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Advantech Engineering - 3280 E.
Hemisphere Loop, #110, Tucson, AZ 85706
Civil Engineer: Stanley Engineering - P.O. Box 1888, Tucson, AZ
General Contractor: Rio West Development & Construction, Inc. -
2440 S. 34th Place, Tucson, AZ 85713
Nestled in the in foothills of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the
Catalina Mountains, this three shell building office plaza is located at
the intersection of two major streets, Swan Road and Skyline Drive. It
is a busy commercial intersection but situated in a predominately
residential neighborhood. The challenge given the architect, Burton and
Associates Architects, was to create an inviting office atmosphere while
still respecting the residential character. A two-story, multi-family
complex is adjacent on the north side of the property, and on the
opposite side of the property from the west side intersection is a deep
The solution was to place a one-story building on the street side,
thereby reducing the scale of the complex, situating a two-story
building furthest away from the intersection next to the wash, and
siting a step-down partially two-story building on the south side
thereby utilizing the fairly steep slope of the property. To further
create a more residential feel, the one story building is built at an
angle to the street and saw-toothed along its length.
In respect to Tucson's heritage, the design reflects a Hispanic flavor
with a combination of masonry and stucco walls, mission tile roof
accents, and arches in selective areas to identify building entries. Due
to the foothills location, the site has a panoramic view of the city on
three sides and a beautiful view of the mountains on the north side.
Oversized windows were designed to maximize these views. In order to
create flexible tenant options, the three buildings have multiple
individual entries directly off the adjacent parking.
Since sound isolation is important in multi-tenanted buildings, the
floor construction was designed as a Hambro system of steel joists and
concrete slab to minimize interior vibration and noise transmission. The
combination of exterior masonry walls with insulated stud furr-outs on
the inside face minimizes the exterior sound and allows for excellent
thermal performance. Structural columns were minimized to facilitate
efficient space planning for tenants.
With construction designed for permanence, a beautiful location, and a
timeless design, this office plaza will be an attractive home to Tucson
office tenants for many years.
Flooring: Hambro System
Windows, Entrances & Storefronts: Trulite