Scottsdale’s Museum of the West: Western Spirit recently captured an Arizona Forward Crescordia Award. It’s Arizona Forward’s highest honor for environmental excellence.
The museum was recognized in the “Site Development/Public Sector” category. Arizona Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize Arizona innovators whose green designs positively influence the state's environment.
Landscape architect Colwell Shelor submitted the nomination on behalf of the city of Scottsdale and the museum. The museum celebrates the art, history and culture of the American West. It features exhibitions of Western art, historic artifacts and compelling stories of the old and new West, plus exciting events.
The $11.4 million, 43,000 square-foot museum is owned by the city of Scottsdale and operated by a nonprofit called Scottsdale Museum of the West.