Architecture Archives

Park Lucero development to bring more than 1,000 jobs to Gilbert

Park Lucero

Trammell Crow Company, in partnership with Artis REIT, broke ground on the first phase of the Park Lucero project in Gilbert, AZ. The industrial park and buildings were designed by Butler Design Group and is being constructed by D.L. Withers Construction, both Phoenix-based companies. Phase I, at build-out, will feature three buildings totaling 210,000 square… Read More →

Adaptive reuse of Phoenix post office wins architecture award

Post Office, WEB

Holly Street Studio Architects’ Diane Jacob’s infusion of Arizona State University’s 30KSF student center at a historic United States federal building in downtown Phoenix recently won a Crescordia award for historic preservation. Caliente Construction handled construction of the project. Since the center’s opening in early 2013, students, faculty and the community at large have used the… Read More →

Wentworth Property, Northwood Investors to redevelop 234KSF office

Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Wentworth Property Company (WPC) and Northwood Investors purchased a ±234,446 square foot office project at 1665 W. Alameda Drive. The partners had the vision to see the unique potential in the property and purchased it for $13.83M with plans to spend $20 to $25 million on redeveloping the project. They selected Gensler as the architect,… Read More →

Renovations complete at Biltmore Commerce Center

Biltmore Commerce Center, WEB

DPC Development announced the completion of the interior and exterior renovation of Biltmore Commerce Center, a 260,000-square-foot, Class A office building at 3200 E. Camelback Rd. Built in 1985, the three-story building was purchased in August 2013 by Colorado-based DPC Development in partnership with Bridge Partners of Salt Lake City. Biltmore Commerce Center was 74… Read More →

City of Phoenix opens RFP for Adams Street Corridor

Phoenix Convention Center, GoGreen Conference 2011

The city of Phoenix is seeking proposals from proposers who can help revitalize the Adams Street corridor in downtown Phoenix.  Proposals that would rejuvenate the area along Adams and Second streets, adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center and downtown hotels are highly encouraged. Proposers should address how their business will create vibrant places and active… Read More →

Hacienda Healthcare breaks ground on children’s hospital

Hacienda, WEB

On Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., Hacienda HealthCare and RJM construction will host the groundbreaking ceremony for the new 24-bed, 20,900-square-foot children’s hospital in Mesa, Ariz. The hospital, located at 610 W. Jerome Ave., will feature: Four themed patient wings with unique floor cuts and patient room headwalls to synchronize with the themes Four… Read More →

TicketForce to create mixed-use development in Gilbert

TicketForce-PERS-Hi-res, WEB

A new mixed-use building is coming soon to downtown Gilbert featuring more than 13,000 square feet divided into three stories, a commitment to social responsibility and uniquely: a plan to only house local Arizona businesses. Gilbert residents and owners of East Valley-based ticketing company, TicketForce, Brad Smith and Lynne King Smith, closed last month on… Read More →

Gould Evans hires three staff members

Ed Perez

Multi-disciplinary design firm Gould Evans’ Phoenix studio has added key staff members in three of its specialty areas: architecture, interiors and graphics. Since 2007, Gould Evans has worked to build an integrative design staff that is focused on assisting clients in solving complex design problems across markets. These new Gould Evans associates help “connect the… Read More →

The Newport at Tempe to break ground later this month

The Newport, WEB

Change is on the horizon for downtown Tempe, and as the city preps to dive headfirst into an extensive rebranding and revitalization effort, one local developer is leading the charge on the residential side. Risi Development’s 38- single family homes called Newport at Tempe (1106 E Weber Drive) is set to break ground Monday, Sept.… Read More →

Scottsdale Environmental Design Award winners showcase excellence

Bicycle Haus

When designing its new building, longtime downtown Scottsdale retail bicycle shop Bicycle Haus considered the distinctive character of the surrounding area. It created a strong street front identity by integrating bench seating into an outdoor plaza and orienting the building to face the mountains. Native desert trees shade the parking to the west, as well… Read More →

Haute For Charity: Couture At Its Most Creative

Couture

Gowns designed with recycled sign parts and steel cable; belts constructed of tile and linoleum. This is couture at its most creative. Couture garments made out of commercial construction materials — two worlds you wouldn’t expect to collide in such beautiful ways — paraded down the catwalk at the biennial International Interior Design Association (IIDA)… Read More →

Industrial Sector Suits Up

Coldwater Depot

If Q1 reports are any indication, the Phoenix metro’s industrial sector is suiting up for an interesting year. Intel finished construction on its 2.2MSF manufacturing fab in Chandler, Ariz. It sits vacant with hopes for adaptations into a manufacturing facility for chips. The 700KSF Buckeye Business Center is under construction without any tenants. Last year,… Read More →

Wood Partners to break ground on Alta Steelyard Lofts

Wood Partners - Alta Steelyard Lofts, WEB

Wood Partners will break ground in October on Alta Steelyard Lofts, a 301-unit luxury apartment community in downtown Chandler that will add distinctive rental units to the employment-dense, rapidly developing “Silicon Desert” core.   With a particularly urban feel in both architecture and density combined with convenient access to employers and entertainment, Alta Steelyard will… Read More →

Weitz Company named contractor for Hacienda at the River

The Freshwater Group

The Weitz Company announced its selection to build the Hacienda at the River project for Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. along with The Freshwater Group of Tucson. The project will include a 70,000-square foot, two-story health care center offering short term, long term and hospice care. Also included are 62 residences, offering assisted living and memory care,… Read More →