The architecture of the Grand Canyon Airport Operations Building and ARFF is inspired by the surrounding aviation context as well as the beauty of the nearby national park, the Grand Canyon. The sustainable architecture draws from the materials, colors and textures of the existing natural and built environment.
Natural materials including locally manufactured concrete masonry, in combination with local natural stone, glass, and weathering steel define the building surface and exude a sense of sustainability presence. Roof planes extend past the masonry bearing walls to provide solar protection of windows that provide natural daylight to the majority of the building spaces and protect decks during snowfall. South-facing corten metal roofs over the numerous apparatus bays provide radiant heating to the bays during the long winter months and house the buildings photovoltaic system. The architect's design theme provided an airport emergency service building that would enhance the aviation environment and be a progressive feature building at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport.
The facility has received LEED-Gold certification and is a top winner of FIERO, and the Coconino County Sustainable Building Design Awards program.
- Firm: LEA-Architects
- Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect, LEA-Architects LLC
- Randy Jones, RA, Senior Project Manager, LEA-Architects LLC
- Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP, Design Architect, LEA-Architects LLC
- Joe Kellerher, Construction Manager, FCI Constructors Inc.
- Chad Hafstrom, Construction Manager, FCI Constructors Inc.
- Priscilla Pippin, Project Engineer, FCI Constructors Inc.
- Ned Panopio, PE, Electrical Engineer, NP Engineering
- Louis Panopio, PE, Mechanical Engineer, NP Engineering
- John Berghian, PE, Civil Engineer, Z&H Engineering
- Client: ADOT AZ and Grand Canyon National Park Airport Operations
- Location: Tusayan, Arizona
- Fire Chief: Mike Halprin
- Project Area: 21,200 sq. ft.
- Total Cost: $6,000,000
- Cost per Square Foot: $283
- Completion Date: June 2010
- Does Total Cost Include Site Work?: Yes
- Is the Facility Sprinklered?: Yes