Roosevelt Water Conservation District – Corporate Headquarters


Design:  2017

Construction:  2018-2019


Roosevelt Water Conservation District




Mesa, Arizona


24,258 SF

Project description

This new office building, the headquarters of Roosevelt Water Conservation District, includes a first and partial second floor with offices, lobby with reception area, meeting rooms and board room plus a basement for storage. A north facing entry offers a welcoming approach from the public parking in front, with staff and truck parking behind and to the sides of the building. Elevations feature windows to bring daylighting to the interior, recessed areas for shade and interest, and exterior block walls that are detailed in a variety of block sizes, colors and textures to add character. The building evokes a contemporary southwest flavor and utilizes a single-slope roof to bring elegance and simplicity to the massing, while directing rainfall to retention areas. Overall, the design concept of the facility is based on an agricultural vernacular that reflects Roosevelt Water Conservation District’s mission and program.

Additional on-site features include a new maintenance building that complements the main structure. This building serves RWCD’s equipment maintenance activities such as welding, carpentry, storage and also fleet vehicle maintenance, repair and supply storage. An outdoor storage area surrounds the maintenance building and provides access to the work areas for RWCD vehicles and tractor equipment, with entry controlled via secure vehicle gates. Adaptive also worked with RWCD to develop a new “legacy park” that is available on-site as well to host educational programs for elementary school students.  This unique amenity honors the rich history of the organization, and features historic relocated tower and canopy elements as well as decorative fencing and gates to celebrate the significant role RWCD has played for over 100 years in the region.