BWZ – New Car Sales & Repair Facility
2016 – 2017
BWZ Auto Sales
This new one-story, 18,732 sf used car sales and repair facility is located in San Tan Motorplex in Gilbert, Arizona, surrounded by existing auto dealerships. It supplements the existing Henry Brown GMC – Buick dealership and is compatible with the existing dealership design standards as well as Town of Gilbert Commercial Design Guidelines. Customer areas consist of vehicle showroom space, sales offices and circulation areas designed around an expansive glass system front elevation which faces outdoor vehicle display areas. Other building components include a tools and equipment room, parts warehouse, vehicle service repair bays and a covered customer service reception area to facilitate customer vehicle drop-off.
The building design features a contemporary style of colors, volume and materials. A series of columns create a curved archway at the front elevation along the east exposure, providing shade, comfort, protection, and an intriguing design that helps identify the main entrance to the showroom and outdoor car display areas. A series of varied roof volumes define the functional aspects of the building to align with existing dealerships. A synthetic finish system is used at most exterior walls to match the existing facility in texture and colors, while an exposed masonry wainscot is minimally used as an accent. The curved archway element at the front of the showroom contains aluminum composite panels at the top portion of the curvature, and the columns feature a synthetic finish system.