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Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture announces new branding

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

As part of its evolution into an independent graduate school of architecture, the professional architecture program established by Frank Lloyd Wright and carried on through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Foundation) is redefining and representing its identity this spring.  The school will now be known as the School of Architecture at Taliesin, acknowledging its origins… Read More →

Studio Ma completes innovative work on The Brokery

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Studio Ma announces the completion of their latest project, The Brokery, an innovative real estate co-working office located in the heart of the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. The Brokery is the culmination of a 4-year process which began when real estate executive Tucker Blalock purchased the vacant lot at 4546 N. 40th St. (one block… Read More →

Construction commences on $50M renovation of Renaissance Square

Renaissance Square

Construction commenced today on phase one of a $50 million renovation of Renaissance Square, Downtown Phoenix’s iconic office towers at 2 and 40 N. Central Avenue. In a joint venture, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and Cypress Office Properties, LLC, purchased Renaissance square from Hines U.S. Core Office Fund, L.P last year for $151.25 million. The $10 million first… Read More →

Douglas Sydnor relaunches architectural firm

Douglas Sydnor
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Architect, author and artist Douglas Sydnor, FAIA, reactivated his Scottsdale-based architectural firm douglas sydnor architect + associates inc. (DSAA) after having recently left the Phoenix offices of Gensler as a senior architect and client relationship leader. As the principal and owner of DSAA, Sydnor will be responsible for client-centric services, business metrics, leading project design teams, delivering… Read More →

Iconic Design Studio tapped for tenant improvements of dental headquarters

Iconic Design Studio project
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Scottsdale-based dental group, Dental Marketing & Management Group (DMMG), picked Phoenix-based Iconic Design Studio to handle design services for the tenant improvement project of the group’s corporate headquarters. Iconic Design Studio will lead interior design services, including custom graphics and architectural features, along with conceptual exterior design and logo and branding services for the tenant improvement… Read More →

SmithGroupJJR promotes 3 to principal in Phoenix

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SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has elevated Bryan Jehling, Russ Sanders and Robert Thompson to principal at the firm’s Phoenix office.  Bryan Jehling, PE, LEED AP Bryan Jehling is an electrical engineering lead at the Phoenix office. With more than 25 years of experience, primarily in the healthcare, data center… Read More →

Phoenix-based 2-D, 3-D imaging firm grows 92 percent


Eco3d, a Phoenix-based portfolio company that measures existing topographic, structural, mechanical and architectural conditions using a variety of instruments in 2-D and 3-D, had a landmark year in 2016, growing 92 percent from 2015. The Phoenix-based company completed more than 440 projects across North America in 2016 as it continues to cement itself as the largest digital as-built… Read More →

KatzDesignGroup finishes 3 downtown Phoenix restaurant interiors

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Phoenix-based KatzDesignGroup recently served up three restaurant interior projects in bustling Downtown Phoenix ranging from a fast-casual eatery at CityScape to an upscale Italian dining establishment at Collier Center. “Restaurants are a playing a big part in creating the new culture of downtown,” said Principal Beth Katz. “KatzDesignGroup worked with these three unique restaurants all within three blocks… Read More →

Designing a better tomorrow: Q&A with AIA Arizona President

With more than 20-years of experience in architecture, Caroline Lobo, president of American Institute of Architects Arizona, brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to AIA in its efforts to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of members. In addition to her role as president, Lobo is also the founding… Read More →

Here are the 2016 AIA Arizona Design Awards winners

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Each year at the AIA Design Award Gala, the American Institute of Architects Arizona recognizes excellence in design, planning and construction of project’s across the globe that are designed by AIA Arizona architects. The program recognizes excellence in architectural projects and practices under five categories: design, leadership, practice, performance and education. Each entry is individually… Read More →

After Hours: an architect behind the camera

For Jim Larson, a keen eye for composition and all facets of architectural design, links his professional experience as an architect to his pursuits in photography. “Photography is connected to my day job but also connected to the way I see the world,” says Larson. A world he frequently sees during his travels abroad accompanied… Read More →

Jessica Sarkissian will lead ‘The Planning Center’ in Tempe

Jessica Sarkissian
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

The Planning Center, a leading multi-disciplinary consulting firm that specializes in planning and landscape architecture, recently opened the doors to a new office at 1270 E. Broadway Rd. in Tempe. Jessica Sarkissian, AICP, principal, will lead efforts at the new location. “Our main office is in Tucson, but until the year 2000, we also had a… Read More →

Adaptive reuse project revitalizes Roosevelt Row Arts District

A NEW DOWNTOWN PROJECT MERGES CHEF-DRIVEN DINING, ARTISAN RETAILERS AND WORKING ARTIST STUDIOS AND GALLERIES TOGETHER IN ONE COLLECTIVE SPACE ~The Blocks of Roosevelt Row Indulges Guests with a Place to Connect, Create and Collaborate~ Desert Viking Development is thrilled to announce a new project underway revitalizing a portion of the Downtown Phoenix’s beloved Roosevelt… Read More →

Cuningham Group moving to restored mid-century landmark

Cuningham Group
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. leased the historic Farmers & Stockmens Bank building and will make the Mid-Century Modern landmark its new Phoenix office. The approximately 6,000-square-foot building, at 5001 E. Washington St., was designed by the internationally famous architectural team of Pereira & Luckman in 1951. It is certified a historic structure by the City… Read More →