Working closely with architect DAVIS/Swaim Associates, Ltd., Ryan led the development, design and construction of Tucson Electric Power’s (TEP) new corporate headquarters in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The nine-story building provides improved working space for more than 425 TEP employees and nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
As the provider of electric and natural gas services to more than 635,000 Arizona customers, it was important to TEP that their new headquarters lead by example in energy efficiency. A LEED Gold Certified building, the exterior of the new facility is clad in high-efficiency glass, while the interior features energy-saving lights, HVAC units and other energy efficient mechanical systems. A rainwater harvesting system ensures all landscaping needs are met with recycled water, and a photovoltaic array helps power both the building and electric vehicle charging stations for employees and visitors.
Ryan’s ongoing relationship with TEP endures in part because the breadth and depth of our expertise allows us to understand and support their long-term goals. With our deep knowledge of the development lifecycle and our ability to provide a holistic approach to construction, TEP chose to work with Ryan because of the great value we offered both for this specific project and for their big-picture needs down the road. Since the new Tucson headquarters included ground-floor retail space, Ryan stepped in to help educate TEP on how to manage and operate a mixed-use, multitenant facility. What started as a one-time development and construction project has since evolved into an ongoing relationship built on value, experience and trust.