Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

NAU Recreational Facility

VR Key Input During Design Leads to On-Time, On-Budget LEED Silver Project. 

Athletic Facilities

This world-class facility provides 6.1 acres of lighted, all-weather, synthetic turf athletic fields for intramural use.  The project is set in a hillside forested area in Flagstaff and includes NCAA throwing fields, restrooms, large ramada, maintenance building, ADA pathways, natural-stone walls and landscaping.  Large rock cuts required for grading were processed on-site to produce field base materials and required tree removal was used for campus kilns and for wood chips used in the throwing field landing zones. A full panelized drainage layer carried storm water to perimeter bioswales allowing for use immediately after rain and snow melt. Valley Rain was instrumental in the Design Phase aiding the team to provide alternative layouts to solve site constraints.


Project Details

CMAR | 73% Self-Performed
June 2009 | 6 Acres

Key Elements

NCAA Throwing Fields | Landscape
Vertical Structures | Natural Pathways


Best of 2009, Southwest Contractor
LEED Silver

Valley Rain’s team approach to this project was text book. With all parties coming together for a win/win scenario that personifies what can be accomplished with the right contractor and a highly-skilled project team.

Richard Chapman
Sr. Project Manager (retired)

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