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Embry Riddle Selects Contractor for New Lab Facility in Prescott

05 May 2016   Josh Skalniak


Facility to house space for robotics testing, optics research and high-speed computation and simulation

TEMPE, Ariz. (May 4, 2016) - Sundt Construction, Inc. ( has been selected to build a new classroom and laboratory facility at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

Frequently referred to as the “Harvard of the Sky,” the school is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, with 125 locations worldwide.

The design-build project, which is expected to be completed in just 13 months while the campus remains open, features the addition of a 52,570-square-foot facility that will house classrooms, laboratories and an auditorium. The labs will have space for robotics testing, optics research, and high-speed computation and simulation.

“We’ll be doing a lot of off-hour work,” said Sundt Project Manager Josh Anderson. “The facility has an assortment of technical exterior finishes and interior building systems.”

The building will enhance the university’s seven primary fields of study, including applied science, aviation, business, computers and technology, engineering, space, and safety, security and intelligence.

“It’s a unique university, in general,” Anderson said. “Embry-Riddle is always exploring ways to better prepare its students for successful careers.”

The project is expected to begin this month. Sundt’s work at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University further strengthens its presence as a leader in university and laboratory construction. Other notable, ongoing projects throughout Arizona include the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building (a joint venture with DPR Construction) in downtown Phoenix and the Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium Transformation (a joint venture with Hunt Construction) in Tempe.


About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 126-year-old firm is known nationally for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt currently is ranked the 75th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The general contractor has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas; and Sacramento, Irvine, San Diego and San José, California.