Remember our Rio Unido concept reimagining the Rio Salado riverbed? We’ve always thought it’s a winner, but now the AIA Western Mountain Region agrees! We are honored to receive the AIA WMR 2020 Citation Award for Planning – Unbuilt.
The Rio Salado riverbed is not only close to our homes (it’s just a mile from our office), it’s close to our hearts. We see so much potential for this area as a space to engage the community, to provide an iconic landmark for the city, to honor the local environment, and to celebrate water as a scarce resource in the Sonoran desert.
Thank you to the AIA WMR and to the jury for seeing the beauty and possibilities of Rio Unido.