Mission Critical Expands to the Canal North District
After four years of sustained growth in Downtown Scottsdale, Mission Critical, LLC announces our move to the “Strip Building” in central Phoenix. The move provides us with additional room to collaborate, add staff and expand our technology footprint as we continue to grow our unique Proposal Management offering and position within the construction industry nationwide.
Located at 4700 N. 12th Street in the Canal North District, Mission Critical’s new open-concept space features concrete floors and exposed plywood and steel finishes, with precast tees that span 40 feet, so there are zero interior bearing walls within the space. To match the character of this unique location, the Mission Critical team designed and built all of the new workstation cabinetry using environmentally friendly FSC-certified plywood and raw steel legs sourced from a small fabrication business located in Asuza, CA.
“The Strip Building is an adaptive reuse development by well-known local architect and developer Bill Tonnesen,” says Managing Partner RoAnn Thorne. “Originally designed by Bennie Gonzales in 1958, the structure is a great example of mid-century precast concrete engineering and the redevelopment fits perfectly with the surrounding city neighborhood.”
Adaptive reuse development is seen as an effective way of reducing urban sprawl and the environmental impact of new construction. By reusing an existing structure within a site, the energy required to create these spaces is lessened, as is the material waste that comes from destroying old sites and rebuilding using new materials. As a LEED Certified Professional, RoAnn is currently evaluating the building’s development process for potential LEED certification through the USGS.
“With a world-wide team, our day starts quite early in the morning,” says Matthew Costabile, Managing Partner. “We really searched far and wide for a location that met our technology specifications, open space needs and provided natural light, so this was a perfect fit.” The new office layout is centered on an 18 square foot skylight that provides enough lumens to fully light the main space during the day, with high efficiency LED lighting and low-voltage fixturing for the often late-nights the team spends winning client projects.
If you’re in Phoenix, we invite you to contact us and stop by for a visit!
About Mission Critical
Combining technical expertise, fanatical creativity, and world class resources, Mission Critical writes, manages and designs winning responses to competitive CM@Risk, CM/GC, Design-Build, JOC and P3 procurements.
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