The North Scottsdale Park and Ride is located on a 5.8 acre reclaimed site located south of the Scottsdale Airport, at the end of an active runway. The theme of the Park and Ride is that of Transportation - mainly aviation, given its proximity to the airport. The Central Passenger Platform Canopy is an aviation-themed landmark, a great sloping wing positioned in such a way that it appears poised for takeoff down the runway. The canopy’s graceful form is an abstracted ‘Thunderbird’, a mythical creature depicted as a large, powerful bird. The site’s self-shading, CMU patterned walls help reduce the heat island effect and provide an ever-changing shadow pattern that was designed to resemble the interweaving pattern of a “nest”. The passenger platform’s main column shape and rough, natural stone texture implies the Thunderbird’s leg and talon.
This award-winning (Excellence in Masonry Architecture) project is located near the end of the runway at the Scottsdale Airport. Extensive coordination was required with Airfield Operations during construction. Scope of work included the construction of 275 parking spaces, a covered passenger platform and a security building on an 8.7 acre site. Design-build covered parking structures with photo-voltaic panels were provided as a part of the Balfour Beatty scope of work.