Holben, Martin & White Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.

Awards Received for Design Excellence

University of Arizona Intercollegiate Athletic Facilities, 
Tucson, AZ (right) 

2009 Arizona Masonry Guild "Citation Award"
Project was comprised of three distinct elements (total of 29,100-GSF) including a 26,400-GSF Indoor Practice Facility, the 2,400-GSF Mary Roby Gymnastics Training Facility Expansion, and 300-GSF Hillenbrand Aquatic Center Diving Pool all constructed via CMAR


Euclid/Park Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge ("Basket Bridge"),
Tucson, AZ (right)

2008 ACG "Build America" Award

2008 ACEC - Engineering Excellence Award Competition

2007 SEAOA - Merit Award   

This project consisted of a bike/pedestrian bridge at Euclid & Park as part of the Barraza-Aviation Parkway.  HMW designed a 2-span, 240-ft-long, bowstring steel truss superstructure, bike/pedestrian bridge with four 20-ft-span steel connector bridges for the City of Tucson Transportation.  Total weight is 110-tons.  Holben, Martin & White was the Prime Consultant.

Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Detention Center,
Scottsdale, AZ (right)

Southwest Contractor Magazine - 2006 Editor's Pick for Best of Arizona

This new design/build project is composed of 10 operational buildings in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The new facility houses 120-bed housing units for male, female, adult and juvenile inmates.  Included in the 76,000-SF facility are adult and juvenile booking areas, programming areas and administration.


University of Arizona Medical Research Building,
Tucson, AZ (right) 

Southwest Contractor Magazine - 2006 Best Higher Education Project

Medical Research Building:  Construct an interdisciplinary laboratory facility to house laboratory and office space for 48 faculty in six focal areas of excellence.  The Medical Research Building (MRB) project will co-share the site and be interconnected with the Keating BioResearch Building project.  




Pima County Jail Expansion,
Tucson, AZ (lower right)

2006 AIA Certificate of Merit for Justice Facilities Review

147,000-SF Project consisted of a new multi-story maximum security 500-bed housing component for the Pima County Jail.  Construction is expected to be of cast-in-place concrete flat slabs, beams, columns and shear walls.  The existing Medium Security single-cell housing wings were remodeled to accommodate the remanded juvenile population in a single- and double-bunked configuration; while the existing booking area was also remodeled to a more functional and operationally-efficient configuration; the medical/mental health area were remodeled to provide additional space to support the increase population and other needs of the inmates; remodeling and expansion of kitchen and laundry facilities to support the expanded population; and existing security electronics including video surveillance cameras were renovated.

Marana Municipal Governmental Complex, Marana, AZ (right)

2005 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter Honor Award

2005 Arizona Masonry Guild Award for "Excellence in Masonry"

CM-at-Risk Project involved structural engineering design of a three-story, 108,000-SFfacility for governmental offices, police and courts. Structure is a combination city hall, police station, emergency call center and courthouse and serves as a "gateway to Marana".

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center,
Casper, WY (right)

2004 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter Honor Award an>

This is a new facility dedicated to promoting and preserving the heritage surrounding the pathways to the west and is situated within a dramatic ten-acre sand dune site high above the North Platte River in Casper, WY.  20,000 SF of this new structure is devoted to exhibit areas, retail and concession areas, auditorium and restroom/lobby area.  Another 10,000 SF encompasses administration, workshop and storage areas.  

Owned by the Bureau of Land Management, the new center is planned for 100,000 visitors per year with peak loads of over 1000 per day expected during the summer.  This facility is not a library, it is not a repository for exhibits, it is a part of the story.  As tales of the trails are told, the building bends and creaks similar to the twists and bumps of an unrelenting terrain. The materials of construction are hard and firm.  The entrance was designed to resemble a covered wagon.


Campbell Cliffs (a.k.a. Marmis Residence),
Tucson, AZ (right)

2004 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter Honor Award

2003 Arizona Masonry Guild Golden Trowel Award for "Excellence in Masonry"

Holben, Martin & White performed all structural designs for this 24-room residential project including the main house, staff quarters, retaining walls, all structures relating to the swimming pool/spa (not the pool itself), tennis court and related structures, and the driveway bridge structure.  Residence is a 25,000-SF structure, containing 6 fireplaces, 2 elevators, a gymnasium, and a commercial kitchen.  Entire structure is air conditioned and is located on 20 acres in a gated community in the Catalina Foothills.  


Slusser Memorial Library (a. k. a. Postal History Museum),
Tucson, AZ (right)

2004 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter Honor Award

2000 Arizona Masonry Guild Award For "Excellence in Masonry"

This 3,500-SF tri-level new construction at the Slusser Memorial Library was added to the existing historic museum.  It houses collections, a research area, and storage.  To add to its attraction, a stone veneer wall, concrete planter benches, and a wood roof were introduced.

Tucson High School Technological Sciences and Fine Arts Building,
Tucson, AZ (right)

2004 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter Citation Award

This new facility, designed to harmonize with the existing historic structure, provided 175,000-SF in three stories of extensive laboratories, science classrooms, and related space, plus a rooftop observatory and greenhouse.  The steel moment framed, brick-clad structure connects functionally to the existing building with enclosed 2-story connecting bridge at the second and third floors.  


University of Arizona Roy P. Drachman Hall,
Tucson, AZ (right)

2007 Arizona Masonry Guild - Golden Trowel Award For 

"Excellence in Masonry"  

This CM-at-Risk project included a 103,200-GSF multi-story interdisciplinary academic building to provide integrated office and instructional space serving the relocation of the College of Public Health, and the expansion of the adjacent Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing, all to be housed in this one facility.  The new facility provided instructional and office space for student education, dry laboratory research activities, and administration functions.  Envisioned as the academic "gateway" entrance to the AHSC, the project provided an identity and presence for the College of Public Health.  


University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center,
Tucson, AZ (right)

2001 Arizona Masonry Guild Award For "Excellence in Masonry"  

Fast-Track.  36,000-SF three-story vertical addition to existing three-story structure utilizing steel moment frame construction and lightweight wall system.  


Winston-Reynolds Manzanita District Park Swimming Pool,
Tucson, AZ (right)

2000 Arizona Masonry Guild Award For "Excellence in Masonry"

American Institute of Architects/National Concrete Masonry Association Award of Excellence - 2000

This 11,000-SF swimming pool, guardhouse, bathhouses, ramadas, and concession area was designed for Pima County Parks and Recreation.  Project was accepted as a prototype for all new county-owned swimming pools.  



Evo A.  DeConcini Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse,
Tucson, AZ (right)

1996 GSA Design Honor Award

The 6-story Evo A.  DeConcini Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Tucson consists of a structure approximately 419,000-SF in size.  This new building houses courtrooms, court agencies and support facilities with a basement level parking.  The steel-framed structure is composed of a composite steel beam and girder framing system with steel deck and braced frames.  Steel chevron bracing is used for the lateral load resisting system.