Phoenix, Arizona


The Neighborhood Resource Center is located in the South Phoenix Village Neighborhood Initiative Area, a district targeted for comprehensive, concentrated, and community-driven revitalization.

This transformation is focused at the intersection at 24th Street and Broadway, where the city plans to create a commercial gateway, referred to as The Four Corners. When completed, The Four Corners will provide the community with retail space, commercial offices, and community service offices. The Neighborhood Resource Center is the first completed phase of this project.

The 14,700-square-foot center houses a police unit, community meeting rooms, and offices for staff, including neighborhood specialists, preservation inspectors, and community workers.

The facility is modest in scale and budget, but creates a strong presence that serves as an anchor to future redevelopment of the major intersection. In recognition of the desert climate, the Neighborhood Resource Center is a courtyard building oriented along the east-west axis.

The design elements are borrowed from many nearby industrial sheds, with a palette of metal siding and standard masonry; simple shed forms are extruded and peeled away from block boxes. Abundant glazing along the street facade, entries, and community rooms permits the community to view the activities inside.



City of Phoenix Neighborhood Resource Center


Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
8906 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020
602 943 5279 v  |  602 943 5673 f

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Marlene S. Imirzian, AIA, Principal in charge; Helmut John Hammen, AIA; Kevin Simmons.


Geotechnical Engineer:
Geotechnical & Environmental
Consultants, Inc

Civil Engineer: Gervasio & Associates

Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

M & P Engineers: Bridgers & Paxton Consulting     
Engineers, Inc.

Elect. & Fire Alarm Engineer: Grommes Meade Engineering, Inc


Landscape: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

Specification: SASC Southwest, LLC

General contractor

The Weitz Company, LLC


Photographs by Bill Timmerman
(602) 420-9325





Structural system

Masonry: Superlite Block, Med. Weight CMU

Metal roof & wall siding:   
Metecno-Morin West Kynar Finish Metal Standing Seam

Concrete: Maverick Concrete Company


Built-Up Roofing: Johns Manville


Storefront: Southwest Aluminum Systems 6400


Glass: PPG SolarBan


Hollow Metal doors: Curries

Aluminum doors: Southwest Aluminum Systems

Wood doors: VT Industries


Locksets: Sargent Manufacturing Company

Closers: Sargent Manufacturing Company

Exit devices: Sargent Manufacturing Company

Interior finishes

Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong/Chicago Metallic


Lithonia Lighting


Drinking Fountains: Oasis

Toilets: Crane Plumbing

Faucets: Delta Faucet Company