City of Tucson Open End Contracts



LRD has successfully managed 35 open end public works projects for City of Tucson agencies, including Community Development, Parks & Recreation, General Services and Transportation Departments. Our service to the City spans eight years and more than 30 projects, all under $300,000 in construction cost.

For COT Transportation, LRD Architects designed a new bus shelter prototype project to help make improvements on existing Sun Tran shelters throughout the city. These improvements are needed to address functionality, durability, aesthetics and transit rider comfort. This bus shelter design provides large overhangs on three sides for sun and rain protection, and a hidden rear roof drip edge that is 8” away from rear of shelter. The roof is insulated, using 2” polyiso foamboard between metal B-deck roof and sheet metal ceiling. Finally, the perforated metal screens on all sides provide air movement, security, and visibility.

For Community Development, we completed a feasibility study for the Sam Hughes neighborhood to determine the highest and best use for a vacant parcel adjacent to the neighborhood. This project later became the first HUD senior living project to target Gold LEED certification.

Other projects for Community Development have included renovations relocation of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Resources offices, correction of ADA barriers in other office areas and renovations to several existing City-run housing developments.

For Parks and Recreation, we designed a sunshade structure at Ormsby Park, a basketball court and shade structure at Herrera Quiroz Basketball Community Center. We have gutted and made ADA upgrades to the restrooms at McCormick, Jacobs, Kennedy, Lakeside, Menlo and Ormsby Parks. Under our General Services contract, we corrected fire code deficiencies at the Tucson Rodeo Museum, made ADA corrections at the Tucson Children’s Museum and renovated an existing warehouse to house City building code inspectors.