AzAPWA Tours Achen-Gardner's Arizona Falls Project Print

Our award-winning project is one of many to be highlighted this year by the Arizona Chapter American Public Works Association (AzAPWA) in preparation for Arizona's Centennial Celebration.

The picnic lunch and guided tour were held on April 20, 2011, at the Arizona Falls SRP Power Generating Facility located at G.R. Herberger Park on 56th St. & Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. About 47 members of AzAPWA were in attendance in addition to several guides who provided historic information and interesting facts about the facility. Joel K. Dickson, senior engineer, renewable energy and technologies with Salt River Project, discussed SRP's development of Arizona Falls as a power generating facility. City of Phoenix Public Art Program Director Edward Lebow explained how artists developed Arizona Falls as a place to gather, reflect and interact. He also discussed the history of the facility and how it came to be a City of Phoenix WaterWorks Public Art Project. Achen-Gardner Construction's very own Gene Marshall, who was the project manager during construction of Arizona Falls, was also on site to talk about how the facility was built.

The Construction Manager at Risk project has won multiple awards including the 2003 President's Award as Top Environmental Project from Valley Forward, 2003 Best Renovation Project Under $5 million from Southwest Contractor, and the 2004 AzAPWA Public Works Project of the Year for Environment $2 million to $10 million.

Check out more pictures of the Arizona Chapter APWA Arizona Falls Tour on our Facebook page.

To see more project information and photos, visit the Arizona Falls Canal Bank Enhancement project page on our website.