exterior of archives building
Polly Rosenbaum State Archives And History Building / PhoenixAZ
What decisions need to be made in the preconstruction of a specialized storage facility?

The Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building serves as a specialized storage facility for state archives, artifacts, and public records that require special climate controls and protections from environmental and mechanical hazards.

The goal of the project was to build a facility that will conserve and protect unique historical materials, provide the first-ever major not-for-profit treatment facility for unique historical materials serving Arizona governmental units, provide a state-of-the-art laboratory for repair and conservation of unique research materials and enhance research access to unique research materials through the use of emerging technologies.

Facts And Figures

State of Arizona

Completed July 2008


140,000 square feet

Delivery Methods

Construction Manager at Risk
The Mortenson commitment to safety, quality, creativity and cooperation was absolutely critical to the success of this project, beginning with a meticulous and thorough approach to preconstruction services and continuing throughout the many challenges presented during the construction phase. The company's zeal in constantly evaluating the project to identify opportunities for greater efficiency and savings serves as the best indicator that Mortenson genuinely views its relationship with the owner as a true partnership.

The Team


Mechanical/Electrical Project of the Year - Southwest Contractor Magazine, 2008