Gannett Fleming was honored in the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ 2014 Marketing Communications Awards for a coffee table booklet developed to celebrate the 2013 grand opening of the PHX Sky Train® project.
Gannett Fleming received the designation of third place in the book/monograph category. SMPS presented the award at its national conference on July 31, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. This annual competition is the longest-standing awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by firms in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries.
After more than a decade of planning, design, and construction, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky Train® to customers on April 8, 2013. Gannett Fleming developed the booklet to showcase the PHX Sky Train® project and highlight the firm’s involvement as fixed facilities designer of record in a unique and lasting format. More than 200 City of Phoenix officials, staff, dignitaries, and members of the media received the booklet during the PHX Sky Train® grand opening event. Gannett Fleming’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Corporate Communications & Marketing Section produced the award-winning piece in coordination with the firm’s Art Department. It was printed and bound in-house by GANCOM® Reprographics.
The initial 1.92-mile-long PHX Sky Train® segment includes three elevated passenger stations, and it links the Phoenix region’s 44th Street Valley Metro light rail station with the airport’s economy parking area and the 88-gate Terminal 4. The layout and operation of the system is designed to be intuitive and simple, creating a high level of service and convenience for passengers with facilities that are well integrated into the airport and the surrounding community.