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Reign of the Sun Devil

ASU Athletics Facilities District redering

Arizona State University is looking to give its aging sports arenas a face lift, and the school is taking a unique approach to come up with the necessary funds for the expansion and renovations. The university plans to convert an area of its Tempe campus into a fee-generating commercial and residential development. ASU and master… Read More →

L.I.F.E. replaces Rancho Solano Gilbert Campus for $4.5M

Rancho Solano

Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) of Arizona negotiated the $4.5 million sale of the Rancho Solano Gilbert Campus, 1305 S. Gilbert Road, to IPF Rancho Solano, LLC of San Diego. Jim Wilson, Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office and Scott Shelbourne of C&W’s Chicago office represented the seller, Arizona Prep Real Estate, LLC of… 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 →

Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility wins AWA award

CDP Commercial, LLC; Provided by McCarthy Building Cos.

The Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility expansion project, led by McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named the 2015 Water Reuse Project of the Year by the Arizona Water Association. The $105 million dollar expansion project, located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, Ariz., underwent a 7 million gallons per day (MGD) expansion that allows the… Read More →

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

Sky Harbor conducts 440KSF flooring project


Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal 4 Terrazzo Project Developer: City of Phoenix General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Architect: Richard-Bauer Location:  3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd., Phoenix Size:  440KSF Value: $15.4 M Start/Completion: Contract State Date 9/1/2015 – Contract Complete Date 10/2019 Project Description: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is replacing approximately 440,000 square feet of flooring… Read More →

New to Market: May 2015-June 2015

Arizona Fallen Firefighters & Emergency Paramedics Memorial

Public Arizona Fallen Firefighters & Emergency Paramedics Memorial DEVELOPER: State of Arizona General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Architect: SmithGroupJJR Engineers: CVL and PK Associates Sculptors: Rusty Bowers; Paul Olesniewicz Location: Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza VALUE: $1.25M in donations Start/Completion: March to October 2015 Subcontractors: American Fence, Gothic Landscaping, W.R. Grace, Brundage Bone, Sun Valley, Schuff… Read More →

Skanska makes roadway improvements on SR87

A panorama gives some sense of the scale of the rock wall along SR87.

The Phoenix office of Skanska is close to completion on improvements to SR87 Slate Creek Curve in Sunflower, Ariz. A key focus of the project has been to improve the safety of the roadway, an area vulnerable to rock fall from the surrounding slopes. The $6.1 million roadway project for the Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

Tucson Airport to upgrade terminal later this year

tucson airport

The Tucson Airport Authority recently selected Sundt Construction, Inc. as the construction manager at risk for a terminal upgrade project expected to begin in late 2015. The project’s construction cost is budgeted at $18 million to $23 million. The Tucson International Airport terminal optimization program, which is Sundt’s third major venture for the airport since… Read More →

City of Mesa streets get $4.5M improvements, Shao-Chun Wang

The Phoenix office of Skanska has started work on improvements to Broadway Road in Mesa, Ariz., from Power Road to Sossaman Road. The $4.5 million street and utility improvements project for the City of Mesa includes extensive storm drain and potable water upgrades to the existing system, widening an older roadway to accommodate heavier traffic… Read More →

Ground breaks on Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial

AZ Fallen Firefighter Memorial

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 →

WingSpan Aviation Center approved at Chandler Airport

A new-to-market concept is on its way to Chandler Municipal Airport, introducing new businesses to Chandler’s growing aviation industry.  Chandler City Council last night approved a 50-year ground lease agreement for the WingSpan Aviation Center at Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD).   The first phase of the project will include 80,000SF of hangar/office space. Each hangar… Read More →

Phoenix’s awkward, exciting urban evolution

A rendering of Margaret T. Hance Park
December 26, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Public

Have you ever reflected upon your adolescent years and recalled how dynamic and confusing life and the world could be? For many, it was a challenging time with a mix of emotions and experiences as they learned to balance the social, emotional and physical changes endured as they evolved from children into adults. Life was… Read More →

Kitchell completes first phase of Scottsdale Bible Church renovations

Bible Church, Greg Vatt, Kitchell, WEB

Kitchell recently completed the first phase in transforming the Scottsdale Bible Church campus at Shea Blvd. and 76the Street. The work included construction of Grace Chapel, which serves as a “front door” to the entire 18-acre campus, as well as the Special Ministries classrooms and the Student Center. In addition, Kitchell remodeled administration areas, a large bathroom… Read More →