Architecture Archives

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

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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 →

Ground breaks on adaptive reuse project The Colony

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Western Vertical Holdings, a company formed by Bob Agahi and David Sellers, has begun construction on Phase 1 of The Colony, an adaptive re-use project located on 7th Street just north of Missouri Avenue in Phoenix.  The Herb Box, innovative world cuisine with locations in Old Town Scottsdale and North Scottsdale; Stock & Stable, an… Read More →

Leslie’s Poolmart to open new storefront on Indian School

Leslie's Poolmart rendering, courtesy of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced the opening of a new retail store for Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. (Leslie’s) at 2005 E. Indian School Road. The nation’s leading retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products leased 4,500 square feet of a new 6,500 square foot retail building developed by DM Ventures I, LLC. The new… Read More →

Tom Jones Ford Dealership coming to Buckeye

Tom Jones Ford rendering, courtesy of SSB

Tom Jones Ford’s I-10 and Watson location will be a 31KSF sales and repair facility completed in May by Sun State Builders (SSB).  The new Ford facility was a design-build partnership between SSB and Tom Jones Ford, with Winton Architects, Inc. serving as the project architect.  The dealership will include interactive cameras for viewing the… Read More →

LGE completes construction on Savage Universal HQ

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LGE Design Build has completed construction on a new 64,000-square-foot office and warehouse building in Chandler for Savage Universal, which has provided products for the photography industry since 1937. Needing a more efficient space for its headquarters, the family-run company hired LGE to construct a new building at the gateway of the Chandler Airport Business… Read More →

Shepley Bulfinch, GLHN awarded Banner project in Tucson

Rendering, planned clinical tower, Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. Image courtesy of Shepley Bulfinch.
March 12, 2015 by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Featured

Banner Health has awarded the contract for the design of the new Banner – University Medical Center hospital facility in Tucson to Shepley Bulfinch architects of Phoenix, in association with GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. of Tucson. The 11-story tower is scheduled for completion in 2019. This news follows Banner’s acquisition of the University of… Read More →

RED Awards honor best in commercial real estate

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See photos from the event! Every February, AZRE magazine recognizes the best projects, leading brokerage teams and top companies in Arizona commercial real estate at the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. On Thursday Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, AZRE magazine presented the 10th annual RED Awards, including its first subcontractor, safety… Read More →

Ground breaks on Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial

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On March 6, ground will break on the first statewide memorial dedicated to the courage and memory of Arizona firefighters and paramedics who gave their lives in service of others.  To date, 105 firefighters and paramedics have lost their lives in Arizona since 1902. Two Arizona sculptors – Rusty Bowers from Mesa and Paul Olesniewicz… Read More →

Petitioners seek adaptive reuse of GreenHAUS boutique

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Roosevelt Row is known as a hub for culture, food, and art, but plans for a new residential space could take away decade-old murals. GreenHAUS owners Cole and Danya Reed closed their boutique at the end of last year and moved to Oregon in January to have more secure parental rights for the son they… Read More →

GCC Technology 3 building breaks ground

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Jan. 30 at Glendale Community College (GCC) for the new Technology 3 (T3) building. Local community members and dignitaries along with representatives from GCC, Holly Street Studio, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction were on hand to officially commence the construction of the new building serving the College’s automotive technology… Read More →

West-MEC Southwest Campus to break ground Feb. 6

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McCarthy Building Companies recently began a $50 million new construction project, including site plan and infrastructure layout, for Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) in conjunction with architect DLR Group. The West-MEC Southwest Campus project, which will be located at I-10 and Verrado Way in Buckeye, Ariz., will eventually serve 650 students in 12 to 14 different programs (including… Read More →

AZRE announces 2015 RED Awards finalists

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Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards. For tickets to this year’s… Read More →

10th annual RED Awards finalists will be announced Friday

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Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards. Nominations for the 2015 RED… Read More →