Pima County Public Service Center
Careful coordination was required to prevent damage to existing fiber optic lines crossing site. Sundt also replaced of offsite public water and sewer utilities, and incorporated dichromic art glass in facade.
The Pima County Public Service Center is a 290,000-square-foot criminal justice facility. Sundt’s Construction Manager at Risk contract was for the seven-story building’s core and shell.
The building’s “compensating mat slab” foundation was placed by Sundt’s concrete team in two overnight operations that were the largest in Tucson’s recent history. Together, the pours required more than 7,500 cubic yards of concrete to create the five-foot-thick, one-acre foundation.
Sundt also constructed the neighboring, $14.7 million parking structure that accommodates 706 cars, including secured judges parking, and integrated retail space. The garage’s exterior skin incorporates precast wall panels and ribbed sunshade fins to replicate the curtainwall fins on the adjacent courts building. It was completed in April 2015.