The Colorado River Indian Tribes hired Stroh Architecture Inc., in collaboration with Otwell
Associates Architects, to design this facility.
The facility has been designed as a state-of-the-art green building which meets and/or
exceeds all applicable building codes and IHS, BIA, Federal and State Head Start Guidelines.
Longevity, low maintenance and minimal energy consumption are the primary goals for this
The exterior envelope of the structure features zero maintenance colored masonry, steel
roofing and aluminum clad wood insulated low-E windows.
Interior lighting is achieved by maximizing natural daylight and is supplemented with sensor
controlled LED and fluorescent fixtures. The sensors adjust the light fixtures based on
available daylight to achieve the optimum footcandles and energy use.
The 19 SEER heating, ventilating and air conditioning system utilizes a variable speed
piggy-backed heat pump system which can deliver heating and cooling to the interior
simultaneously, depending on the requirements of each space.
Water usage is kept to a minimum by utilizing indigenous plants in the landscaping, under-turf
drip irrigation system and dual-flush water closets.
The facility is fully sprinklered and includes ten classrooms, administration area, multipurpose
room, commercial kitchen and maintenance garage, as well as passive and active outdoor play
The building is sited on an east-west axis to maximize passive solar advantages.
Design of this 39,000 sq. ft. facility was completed in March 2010. This project has an
estimated construction cost of $8,000,000 and an anticipated completion date of 2013.
|1323 S. Scenic Heights Dr., Prescott, AZ 86303 T: (928) 771-0548
385 N. Willow St., Mancos, CO 81328 T: (970) 533-1185
STROH ARCHITECTURE INC.
|Colorado River Indian Tribes Head Start Facility - Parker, Arizona