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Rio Salado Audubon Center flying high with several awards

Phoenix Business Journal – by Jan Buchholz

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:40pm MST

The industrial area of South Phoenix hardly sounds like a great backdrop for an architectural jewel, but it is.

That’s where the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center was built alongside the Salt River bed.

The project, designed by Weddle Gil­more Black Rock Studio in Scottsdale, has won several recent awards, including the 2010 SRP Sustainability Award, which was conferred by the Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with Salt River Project.

It also received the 2010 President’s Award for special achievement in environmental excellence given by the Valley Forward Association. The structure is certified platinum, the highest degree of sustainability as measured by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The center, which was completed in July 2009, is open to the public. It’s located at 3131 S. Central Ave.

For more: az.audubon.org/center_riosalado.html

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