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New to Market: 6 projects you need to know

Downtown Phoenix at night
by in AZRE Magazine

There are a lot of cranes operating in Arizona as developers pursue new projects that are creating a more diverse state. Here are six projects that were recently finished or broke ground in Arizona, as seen in the July/August issue of AZRE magazine. The Watermark | Tempe DEVELOPER: Fenix Development GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Okland Construction ARCHITECT:… Read More →

Scottsdale Community College breaking ground on new facility

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College will break ground on a new 33,000-square-foot building in April that will house its Business School, an Indigenous Scholars Institute, a community center and Facilities scheduling services. The project, with a working title of the “Cloud Song Center,” will meet a longstanding commitment by the college to provide a cultural center for the… Read More →

Tempe Chamber of Commerce names Tempe Leadership members


Tempe Leadership, a program of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, announced the upcoming 2016-2017 members of Class XXXII. More than 34 individuals who live and/or work in Tempe applied to be a part of the long-standing leadership program. An executive committee of seven current Tempe Leadership Board of Directors members interviewed each candidate and determined… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Best Higher Education Project

by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general… Read More →

AZRE announces 2015 RED Awards finalists

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 →

Architekton names three senior associates

In conjunction with its 25th year anniversary, Architekton named John Cahoon, John Williams and Harold Gephardt senior associates. After 25 years of practice, this is one of the first in a series of celebratory events that coincide with the firm’s silver jubilee.  Founded June 1, 1989, the firm is known for award-winning, creative solutions to… Read More →

Heineken Expands Party Tent at Polo Event

Scottsdale Polo Championships
by in Events | Scottsdale News

Heineken may be known for brewing America’s highest quality and favorite pale lager, but equally as satisfying, its ability to help throw the biggest polo party in the country at the 3rd Annual Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. With space for more than 600 people, The Heineken Red… Read More →

Sun Devil Fitness Complex Opens at ASU Polytechnic Campus

After 13 months of construction, the 61,495 SF Sun Devil Fitness Complex at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa celebrated its official grand opening. The $18.7M building is the product of a CMAR effort between ASU, Gilbane Building Company, Architekton and 360 Architects. Gilbane was chosen for the project based on the firm’s… Read More →

RED Awards 2012: Best Education Project, Grand Canyon University Arena

RED Awards 2012 - Grand Canyon University
by in Award Events

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in… Read More →

Education: Grand Canyon University Student Recreation Center

Grand Canyon University Student Rec Center, AZRE January/February 2011
by in Education

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECREATION CENTER Developer: N/A General contractor: UEB Builders Architect: Architekton Location:  3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Size: 55,000 SF The $10M, 2-story center will serve as a practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling team. It will include locker rooms, athletic training facilities and a fitness center for students and staff.… Read More →

Education: Grand Canyon University Event Center

Grand Canyon University
by in Education

Grand Canyon University Event Center Developer: Grand Canyon University Contractor: Perini Building Co. Architect: Architekton & 360 Architecture (Kansas City, Mo.) Size: 135,000 SF Location: 3300 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix The 5,000-seat Event Center will be the new home of the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to hosting conferences, concerts and high school athletic events. The $60M… Read More →

Best Public Project 2010

Surprise City Hall Surprise City Hall was constructed during very turbulent economic times, which forced the city to undergo several internal personnel changes. The changes occurred after construction had begun, drastically affecting the project. Without the collaborative efforts, communication and positive attitudes of the design and construction teams — keeping the project on target and… Read More →

Public: Desert Foothills YMCA & Community Center

Desert Foothills YMCA, AZRE March-April 2009
by in Public

DESERT FOOTHILLS YMCA & COMMUNITY CENTER Owner: Valley of the Sun YMCA/Maricopa County College District Contractor: Summit Builders Architect: Architekton Size: 48,355 SF Location: Carefree Hwy. & 60th St., Scottsdale The Desert Foothills YMCA is 10.45-acre campus that consists of three components: a 27,842 SF YMCA facility, a 20,513 SF community center and a new Paradise… Read More →