Architecture Archives

Technology shakes up how projects are planned, scheduled and built

Over the last 10 years, innovations in technology have disrupted many of the industries across the world allowing for improved efficiency, savings and quality. The construction industry is no different. Although, Jim Rogers, a well-known construction management and industry expert, says, “Construction lags behind other industries like manufacturing that have more quickly adopted and implemented… Read More →

Cawley Architects completes Spectra Eye Institute

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Medical

Cawley Architects of Phoenix recently completed a 9,130-square-foot surgery center for Spectra Eye Institute at the newly redeveloped 36,959-square-foot headquarters of Retinal Consultants of Arizona along I-17.  Spectra Eye Institute provides specialized surgery services for patients of Retinal Consultants, the nation’s largest clinical, surgical and academic private practice and research institute treating eye conditions involving… Read More →

Four architectural firms work to reimagine an entire floor at Renaissance Square

Renaissance Square
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Office

Renaissance Square’s “outdated image” is getting reimagined by four architectural groups, which were selected by the office development’s latest owners to design the entire fourth floor of Renaissance One. Video courtesy of Oaktree Capital – Renaissance Square from Lee & Associates Arizona on Vimeo. The redesigns, dubbed “Project Future,” will turn the 18,379-square-foot fourth floor… Read More →

Stantec will acquire RNL Design, with Phoenix office

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Global design firm Stantec will strengthen the coast-to-coast reach of its US Buildings practice while broadening its civic and commercial capabilities through the acquisition of RNL, a Denver-based, 134-person integrated architectural, interior and urban design firm.  A recognized industry authority in transit facilities, urban design, workplace, civic, higher education, and mixed-use facilities, RNL also embraces… Read More →

Shepley Bulfinch welcomes Robert Simmons as principal

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Phoenix, Boston, and Houston, announced today that Robert (Bob) Simmons, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. A dynamic leader in campus life design throughout the nation, Bob has been central to the design of over a… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix building wins architecture award for top copper project

In 2007, Arizona was the top copper-producing state the nation, which was a pillar of the state’s early economy along with cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. Since then, Arizona’s diversifying economy has overshadowed the “Five C’s,” but copper’s influence can still be seen through project’s like the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building at the University of… Read More →

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

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

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

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

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 →