Recreation & Civil Structures

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MLB Spring Training Complex Scottsdale, AZ
MLB Spring Training Complex Scottsdale, AZ

Major League Baseball spring training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The complex contains an 11,000-seat stadium, separate clubhouses for each team, and 12 full-size practice fields. Wright Engineers provided structural engineering services for the exterior cladding and soffits.


Shadow Hills Arched Bridges Indio, CA
Shadow Hills Arched Bridges Indio, CA

Two identical 48 foot span arched bridges.  Several other arched bridges are also located on the site.


Radiance at Superstition Vistas Apache Junction, AZ
Radiance at Superstition Vistas Apache Junction, AZ

Entry monument and signage design

Entry monument Signage design by ABLA


Swimming Pools Thousands of locations
Swimming Pools Thousands of locations

Wright Engineers has provided structural engineering services for thousands of swimming pools.


Custom Pool in The Ridges of Summerlin Las Vegas, NV
Custom Pool in The Ridges of Summerlin Las Vegas, NV

Cantilevered over the hillside with a seating area and walkway beneath, the “zero” edge pool and infinity edge spa fall into a trough suspended over the lower area.  Pool builder Ozzie Kraft Enterprises won Best of Show at the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  The award is the most prestigious International Award in the swimming pool industry.  Wright Engineers provided structural engineering services for this pool.  Wright Engineers has also provided structural engineering services for thousands of other pools.

 


Summerlin Aquatic Center Las Vegas, NV
Summerlin Aquatic Center Las Vegas, NV

27,000 square foot aquatics facility.


Dragon Ridge Clubhouse Henderson, NV
Dragon Ridge Clubhouse Henderson, NV
A two-story, 27,000 square foot golf course clubhouse that folds into the landscape of the Las Vegas foothills and features a pro shop, fine dining, mixed grill, an exercise facility, swimming pool, locker rooms, and golf cart storage. The building’s unique roof geometry is intended to reflect the ridge line of the surrounding mountains.

Henderson Senior Center Henderson, NV
Henderson Senior Center Henderson, NV

The 29,350 square foot LEED Gold facility provides a variety of activities and services for patrons age 50 and over. The building houses a commercial kitchen, dining area, wellness center, crafts rooms, game room, fitness/weight rooms, multipurpose room, conference rooms, movie room and admin spaces. Outdoor spaces include a BBQ area, and exterior game spaces.


University of Utah Softball Complex Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Softball Complex Salt Lake City, UT

900 seat softball stadium with canopy roof, press box, athletic training room and outdoor batting cages. An indoor hitting and pitching facility is located adjacent to the competition field.


Opportunity Village Arts & Work Centers Las Vegas, NV
Opportunity Village Arts & Work Centers Las Vegas, NV

100,000 square foot campus includes the Thomas and Mack Employment  Resource Center and the Kitty Rodman Arts Enrichment Center.


Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas, NV
Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas, NV

Wright Engineers provided structural engineering services for locker rooms, a retail area, administrative offices, restroom and food services buildings and for stair towers for the water slides.


Freedom Park Swimming Pool Complex Las Vegas, NV
Freedom Park Swimming Pool Complex Las Vegas, NV

$4.7 million swimming pool facility on the northeast corner of Washington Avenue and Pecos Road inside Freedom Park. The pool includes two diving boards, a waterslide, men’s and women’s restrooms and showers, a reception area, break room with lockers for the lifeguards and two storage areas.


Providence at Estrella Mountain Ranch Goodyear, AZ
Providence at Estrella Mountain Ranch Goodyear, AZ

Wright provided structural engineering services for features throughout the community including pedestrian bridges and abutments, signage walls and retaining and fence walls.

 


Whispering Heights Chandler, AZ
Whispering Heights Chandler, AZ

Freestanding water wall and community entry feature.

 


Terra Lago Indio, CA
Terra Lago Indio, CA

Double-span arched bridge with adjacent approach walls constructed entirely of shotcrete, including the foundations, deck, and traffic barriers. Terra Lago Bridge was recognized nationally as the Outstanding Architectural Shotcrete Project by the American Shotcrete Association.


Stonebridge Las Vegas, NV
Stonebridge Las Vegas, NV

Freestanding community entry feature.


Corte Bella Surprise, AZ
Corte Bella Surprise, AZ

This 110 lineal-feet of a 48-foot span shotcrete arch bridge was designed as a golf cart underpass and located in Pleasant Valley Country Club.  The bridge is a winner of PCA’s 2004 National Bridge Competition.

 


Asante Surprise, AZ
Asante Surprise, AZ

The structural design of concrete water features at a community lake including piers, faux bridges, and a 50 foot diameter roundabout feature.

 


Riverview Park Mesa, AZ
Riverview Park Mesa, AZ

The Riverview development comprises the City of Mesa’s Riverview Park as well as Sloan Park, the Chicago Cubs Spring Training complex with its year-round amenities.  Wright Engineers provided structural engineering services for many park elements including entryway signage, pedestrian bridges spanning a 28-foot deep manmade lake, a circular restroom/equipment building, shade structures, climbing wall, and fishing stations.


Galena Creek Bridge Temporary Shoring Culvert Carson City, NV
Galena Creek Bridge Temporary Shoring Culvert Carson City, NV

The 1,722 foot long Galena Creek Bridge, part of the I-580 extension between Reno and Carson City, was named 2013 Project of the Year by ENR Southwest.  The bridge spans a sensitive creek environment and is situated in an area prone to high winds – two factors that posed significant design and construction challenges.

Project general contractor Fisher Industries of Phoenix proposed a brilliant solution to address both concerns: construct a temporary 35 foot span by 400 foot long arched concrete bridge over the creek, then place 140 feet of fill above to create a flat working surface on which to construct the shoring and formwork for the bridge.  Dave Rowe, PE, SE, structural engineer and principal with Wright Engineers, designed the temporary bridge taking into consideration the interaction of the soil with the arch structure as well as the immense weight of fill above.  Sadly (for us, anyway) once the main bridge construction was complete, the fill and temporary bridge were removed.

The accompanying photo by CC Myers, Inc, Fisher’s bridge subcontractor, shows the temporary tunnel and fill beneath the nearly completed bridge.


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