USS Arizona Memorial Gardens Wins ENR Southwest Best Project Award

Makers list names and columns that illuminate at night representing those who were lost in the Pearl Harbor Attack.

The USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River has received a Best Project award in the Landscape/Urban Development category from Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southwest.

ENR Southwest announced the winners of their 2021 Best Projects competition via their website on August 10. 

J2 Engineering and Environmental Design submitted their application and competed against 83 other projects. The award submissions were evaluated by experts in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. The USS Arizona Memorial Gardens project and 16 others received Best Project awards. 

Other awards announced included the Excellence in Safety and Excellence in Sustainability awards, Owner of the Year, Design Firm of the Year and Contractor of the Year. Award recipients will be recognized at the ENR Southwest Awards Celebration in November at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. 

Congratulations to J2 Engineering and Environmental Design, Valley Rain, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Engineering and Construction Services, and the SRPMIC for this award recognition. 

This is the second award that J2 Engineering and Environmental Design has won related to their work in developing the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens. Last year, J2 and the Memorial Gardens won the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA) Outstanding Facility Award for Populations Under 10,000.

For more information on the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River, visit Or, visit in person to reflect on and pay respects to those who bravely gave their lives at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The memorial garden is located at 7455 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale and is open dawn to dusk.

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