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Historic El Cortez to be redeveloped into microapartments

El Cortez

CBRE has completed the sale of most of the units in the historic El Cortez condominium complex in midtown Phoenix. The sale included 146 of the 165 units in the complex for a sale price of $6.4 million. Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, El Cortez Condominiums, LLC of… Read More →

Sundt wins top national DBIA Award

Old Main
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Sundt Construction, Inc. ( led the design-build team that earned top honors at the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 20th Annual Design-Build Project/Team Awards for its work on the Old Main renovation at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The project was one of just 10 projects to win an Award of Excellence in each of… Read More →

LGE Design Build completes 44,000 SF Mesa building


LGE Design Build has recently completed the construction of a 44,000-square-foot building for METSO, the world’s leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. The building is part of Metso’s service center network and provides a wide range of services primarily to mining and aggregate customers in the… Read More →

Renowned BBGM joins forces with MONOGRAM gajus

BBGM, an internationally distinguished architecture and interior design firm based in Washington D.C., announced a merger with West Coast luxury hospitality interior design firm MONOGRAM. With the joining of these two industry leaders, BBGM further positions itself at the forefront of international high-end design, while maintaining their signature client-focused approach. Since 1987, BBGM has made… Read More →

Artist inspires Mesa multifamily development

El Rancho del Arte

Community Development Partners has officially announced that El Rancho del Arte in Mesa is now open. Stakeholders recognized the milestone with a ceremony on Thursday, October 15, including speakers Eric Paine, CEO of Community Development Partners; Michael Trailor, Director of Arizona Department of Housing; Kelly Sands, President of ICON Builders; and Fatima Ortiz, a resident… Read More →

LGE Design Build completes Desert Shores Pediatrics

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LGE Design Build recently completed construction of the 9,566-square-foot Desert Shores Pediatrics in Gilbert. The single-story doctor’s office is located on 1.15 acres at 6285 S. Higley Road. The facility includes a central nurse’s station with workstations for doctors in addition to more than 20 exam rooms. “We moved a block from our former location… Read More →

Where obsolescence ends, new trend begins


A flour mill, a bowling alley, a former shopping mall. All of these retail centers have one thing in common — they’re fated to become creative office space. The life expectancy of older office buildings hangs in the balance along the streets of Midtown and other sub-markets in Arizona that saw extensive growth in the mid-80s.… Read More →

Dan Clevenger receives AIA Arizona 2015 AIA10 Award

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Westlake Reed Leskosky’s Dan Clevenger, AIA, recently received American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona’s 2015 AIA10 Award. The Award recognizes his achievements as an architect and his exceptional leadership in community service, education, design, and service to the profession. As an emerging design leader in the field, Dan exemplifies a passion for architecture and the… Read More →

NAU archaeologists document historic sites with 3D technology Kirill Cherezov

Imagine being able to look at a historical site from every angle, measure the smallest details on the interior and identify how to preserve it without ever touching it. Photogrammetry technology combines hundreds of overlapping high resolution images taken with a digital camera mounted on a pole to create a 3D color virtual model of… Read More →

David Weekley opens third neighborhood in master plan

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David Weekley Homes has started sales in its third and newest neighborhood, Fairways at Blackstone. Located in the gated private community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Fairways sits alongside Blackstone Country Club’s Hole No. 3 with views of the Sonoran desert and saguaro cactus lined mountain tops. The neighborhood features 52 spacious homesites with six single-story… Read More →

10 Offices We Wish We Worked In

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What’s your favorite part of work? If your answer is “leaving,” you probably aren’t an employee at one of these 10 Phoenix offices. AZRE magazine asked readers to nominate their favorite office spaces around Arizona, based on amenities, rad decor and overall atmosphere. We also looked for visionary employers who are early adopters of placemaking… Read More →

Mark-Taylor to bring spacious multifamily concept to Mesa

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The first Mark-Taylor-developed rental community in Mesa in almost two decades, San Posada, is well underway and promises to meet a need that is gradually diminishing with the proliferation of high-density communities: those with expansive living areas and wide, open, private spaces. “Our communities are ideal for those who are testing the waters before finding… Read More →

ABA Member Spotlight: Richard Karber

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Richard Karber CEO, Karber Corporation (K corp) Years in construction: 20 Years at current company: 1 Years as an ABA member: 10 Role at K corp: My primary roles are to establish the vision and strategy for K corp, build culture, hire great people and make the coffee on Tuesday. What’s one thing everyone should… Read More →

LGE completes Pomo at Gilbert’s Heritage Marketplace


LGE Design Build has completed tenant improvement construction for the 2,600-square-foot Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana at Heritage Marketplace in Gilbert. The restaurant features a 6,000-pound, wood-fire pizza oven imported from Italy with hand-crafted stone. In addition, the authentic Italian restaurant features a bar and outdoor seating. “As one of the restaurant hotspots in the Valley, Heritage… Read More →