CityScape, Downtown Phoenix, Arizona

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group’s provided full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design and office tower and design development drawings for CityScape Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. 


  • Size: 2,491,149 square feet, 28 floors
  • Project Cost: $336 million
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • Architect: CallisonRTKL
  • Contractor: AECOM Hunt Construction Group
  • Owner: RED Development


A focal point for urban living and community activity, this 1.2 million-square-foot multi-use development connects the people, places, and events of metropolitan Phoenix into a dynamic downtown destination.

The CityScape Phoenix development includes a 600,000-square-foot office and retail tower, which was built in the first phase. The second phase included another tower for the 250-room, 14-story Kimpton Hotel that comprises of 224 apartment units and 53,000 square feet of parking.

The project was completed under design-build delivery and CityScape Phoenix received the Kilowatt Crackdown Award for most improved ENERGY STAR benchmarked building above 500,000 square feet in the Greater Phoenix area. Cityscape Phoenix won this award based on its EPA ENERGY STAR rating that improved from 81, which is considered above the national average, to 97 through the 2013 calendar year.


  • Core and shell for multiple tenant arrangement
  • District chilled water
  • Variable flow chilled water
  • Multiple pressurization fans
  • Floor-by-floor Variable Air Volume (VAV) Air Handling Units (AHUs)
  • Minimum Outside Air (OSA), gas-fired make-up air unit
  • Variable speed garage exhaust with carbon monoxide sensors
  • APS vault with redundant transformers
  • Emergency generator
  • Minimal infrastructure with two plumbing stacks
  • Zoned pressure zones
  • Fire pump
  • Worked with Code Consultants, Inc. for life/safety systems
  • Design development drawings for MEP design

Images courtesy of Peter Bugg