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NAIOP members’ office and industrial projects

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — SkySong 4

Project profile criteria per NAIOP: Property must be owned or have non-refundable earnest money in escrow by 8/1/15. Property must have a color site plan and color rendering completed. Property must have proper zoning in place. Property must be bigger than 100,000 square feet Amkor Headquarters  Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc. General Contractor: Ryan Companies… Read More →

Construction begins at Madison Simis Elementary School


McCarthy Building Companies and Madison School District #38 are celebrating the start of construction of the new $16 million, 72,000-square-foot Madison Simis Elementary School and administrative building in north central Phoenix. Elected officials including Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Representative Dr. Eric Meyer, Representative Ken Clark and Representative Kate Brophy McGee will join school officials, teachers, parents,… Read More →

Lil’ Einstein’s Academy to open in Queen Creek

Arizona School Choice Trust

Hunt Highway will soon be a busy street to some residents in the San Tan Heights area. Only 5 minutes from the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, residents will be happy to have a new preschool that is dedicated to the intellectual growth of young children and the social and emotional balance that is essential… Read More →

ABA Project Profiles: Arizona’s Finest

Arizona Cancer Center

Arizona Builders Alliance is a partnership between the Arizona chapters of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Building Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC). It represents more than 250 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms in the commercial construction industry. Here are spotlight projects its members have been working on this year. Airport I-10… Read More →

Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

Grand Canyon University; Photo by Shavon Rose for AZ Big Media

Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

GCC automotive technology complex celebrates topping out

Courtesy of Adolfson & Peterson

On May 19, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) celebrated the “topping-out” construction milestone on the new automotive technology complex at Glendale Community College (GCC). The topping-out event marked the completion of the highest point of construction on the jobsite and was celebrated with a catered breakfast and recognition ceremony. Current College President, Dr. Irene Kovala,… Read More →

Southwest Naturopathic campus has grand opening

SCNM Interior 610 PS no logo

LGE Design Build has completed construction on a 47,863-square-foot, two-story $9.5 million building for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe. Called the Community Commons, the building offers state-of-the-art classrooms with study areas, exercise spaces and a library expansion four times larger than the previous space. The Community Commons’ 6,100-square-foot regenerative pain clinic… Read More →

LGE Design to break ground on the $4.5M ACES school

The ACES, web

LGE Design Build will break ground on the $4.5 million Phoenix West Campus of The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students (The ACES) at 9:30 a.m. on April 17. The ACES, a state approved school, is the largest private provider of special education in Arizona partnering with 65 district and charter schools. Phoenix Vice Mayor Daniel… Read More →

GCC Technology 3 building breaks ground

T3_east entry, web

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

WASH FINAL, Mest Mex, McCarthy, WEB

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 →

ULI brings urban planning to Phoenix high schoolers

Jim Belfiore still gets goosebumps when he describes ULI Arizona's UrbanPlan to his peers.

Jim Belfiore, CEO and President of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, has spent nearly a decade volunteering to help high school students enrolled in economics classes understand the nuances of urban planning and development. In schools where UrbanPlan has been offered, enrollment in the class has “skyrocketed,” he says. Of ULI’s 52 district councils, 15 have… Read More →

ASU law school to break ground next week

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

The official groundbreaking for Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Center for Law and Society, is set for Nov. 13. The ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of Taylor and First streets starting at 8 a.m. Attending the ceremony will be ASU President Michael M.… Read More →

UofA breaks ground on 245KSF Biosciences Partnership Building


With a shovel of dirt, construction began Thursday on the 10-story Biosciences Partnership Building; the latest development in downtown Phoenix.   University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton tilled the soil ceremoniously marking the beginning of the 2-year design and construction for the 245,000-square foot research building on the Phoenix… Read More →

Scheduling Institute to move into former warehouse restaurant space

LGE - Scheduling Institute, WEB

LGE Design Build has begun work on a large tenant improvement project in the downtown warehouse district for the Scheduling Institute, a medical and dental practice training company based in Alpharetta, Ga.  The renovated facility at 245 E. Jackson St., occupying the former Jackson’s on 3rd restaurant, will serve as a West Coast U.S. headquarters… Read More →