Architecture Archives

WSM Architects wins Green Valley Recreation award

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Green Valley Recreation, Inc. (GVR) has hired WSM Architects of Tucson to conduct a comprehensive assessment of GVR’s 14 facilities and develop a 10-Year Strategic Master Facility Plan. With approval of the GVR Board of Directors and the signing of the contract on July 15, WSM will begin the year-long project, which includes an assessment… Read More →

Restoration underway for historic downtown Phoenix building

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A massive effort is now underway to restore a beloved historic landmark at Monroe Street and Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. The long-vacant Professional Building, which was built in the early 1930’s, will reopen late this year as the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown. Minneapolis-based CSM Corporation purchased the property in December 2013 and began… Read More →

Phoenix Canstruction to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

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The Arizona chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is hosting the 9th Annual CANSTRUCTION® Design Build Competition, August 8, 2015, through August 22, 2015, at the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. The event is free to attend and all proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. CANSTRUCTION® is a charity… Read More →

Project News: July/Augst 2015

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Flooring Sky Harbor The City of Phoenix, McCarthy Building Companies and Richard-Bauer will replace approximately 440KSF of Terminal 4 with terrazzo flooring. The project will begin in September 2015 and is expected to be completed in October 2019. Ante up Alliance Residential closed on two multifamily sites in Gilbert and Phoenix in early May. The two developments… Read More →

Steeple People: Valley church builders, brokers, designers

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Even after designing 150 churches, the team at CCBG Architects takes time to understand the individuality of each project. For seven months, CCBG President Brian Cassidy met with an East Valley church to learn about its program, mission and teachings. He spent the meetings listening, asking questions and learning about the religious texts before he… Read More →

The IIDA Southwest PRIDE Awards

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The IIDA Southwest PRIDE Awards were presented on April 23 at Hotel Palomar in Phoenix. INDUSTRY AWARDS PARTNER OF THE YEAR Thomas Reprographics INDUSTRY APPRECIATION Jennifer Kittoe Avalon Collection OUTSTANDING SERVICE Casey Potash KI & Pallas Textiles LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Kelly Bauer Richard+Bauer PROJECT AWARDS COMMERCIAL, <10KSF DESIGN EXCELLENCE Corgan Corgan Phoenix Office COMMERCIAL, <10KSF -AWARD… Read More →

U of A Old Main Rehab Project Wins 3 Awards

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Sundt Construction, Inc. led the design-build team that won three prestigious awards this month for renovating the University of Arizona (UA) Old Main building in Tucson, Arizona. The rehabilitation project, which preserved Arizona’s second oldest continuously occupied building, received two awards from the Arizona Preservation Foundation and one from the Design-Build Institute of America Western… Read More →

Bean Drywall gets new digs in Phoenix

Courtesy of LGE Design Build

LGE Design Build has completed an 11,071 SF office and related warehouse storage facility for Bean Drywall, a Phoenix-based company that installs gypsum drywall for construction projects in the Valley and the Prescott/Sedona area. The building, 23011 N. 15th Lane in Phoenix, is the third LGE Design Build has constructed for Bean Drywall over the… Read More →

Norio Tsuchiya promoted at HKS Phoenix

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May 28, 2015 by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Norio Tsuchiya, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to director of design for the HKS Phoenix office. Recently relocated from HKS’ Dallas office, Tsuchiya has designed a variety of building types, including healthcare, higher education and commercial facilities for 15 years. His expertise and design acumen will develop and guide the design process for the Phoenix… Read More →

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

Autistic adults move into First Place™ beta site

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Adults with autism have moved into the beta site for the First Place Transition Academy, one of three components of the future First Place mixed-use residential property in Phoenix.  The Academy is teaching independent living, career development and social skills for a population that experiences a “services cliff” after high school, according to a new… Read More →

Raise the Roof

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Clear heights are soaring on average to about 32 feet among new industrial builds, be it speculative or build-to-suit projects. Some are even climbing as high as 36 or 40 feet. An extra four feet can increase a tenant’s pallet position, assuming it’s the average 64-inch pallet load, by about 20 percent without changing the… Read More →

Mike Medici moves to SmithGroupJJR’s corporate leadership team

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Michael L. Medici, AIA, Russell P. Sykes, PE and Troy D. Thompson, AIA will assume managing partner roles for SmithGroupJJR effective May 18, 2015 upon their election by the Board of Directors. The three promotions represent an internal succession process started six years ago, and marks the continued evolution of the culture and organization of… Read More →

Structures and architects honored at 2014 AIA Arizona gala

Amangiri Resort

The American Institute of Architects Arizona Design Awards recognize excellence in design, planning and construction of projects located anywhere in the world that are designed by AIA Arizona architects registered and licensed in Arizona. The awards honor the highest standards of design in response to user requirements, site, context, climate and environment. Each entry, regardless… Read More →