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10 offices we’d love to work in

How many offices can boast a 15-foot spinning Jumbotron, an entire room devoted to playing golf, a bat pole for riding between floors, a hidden kitchen for creative break times? We can think of at least one! From football fields to double-decker buses, these are the offices we’d love to work in — for at least one day.


DBSI Inc.

DBSI Inc.


DBSI Inc.
Location:
6950 W. Morelos Pl., Chandler, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
DBSI, Inc.
About:
DBSI Inc. works with financial institutions to re-brand and transform their branch locations.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
With its high ceiling and open spaces, DBSI’s headquarters leaves plenty of room to promote creativity and fun at every corner. Some of DBSI’s office highlights include a room called the Ideation Center with a 15-foot TV “Wow Wall” that screens movies and broadcasts sports games while doubling as a secret door to a Collaboratory (aka a “test kitchen”), a golf simulator room and bat pole between floors for a rush of energy before employees return to work.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions

DIRTT Environmental Solutions


DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Location:
836 E. University Dr., Phoenix
Architecture/Design Firm:
Phoenix Design One
About:
DIRTT, short for Doing It Right This Time, is a company that creates customizable architectural interiors with tailored prefab for flexible building designs.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
There’s no such thing as a corner office at DIRTT’s factory environment. Not even the executive has a private office. Instead, people sit in the “Fish Bowl” in the heart of the DIRTT factory. Bordered on all sides with a Breathe Wall, employees gets to enjoy the greenery of live plants in addition to daylighting from skylights. Breakfast, lunch and breaks are catered by two full-time chefs in a cafeteria also used for presentations and networking events.

DRP Construction Phoneix Regional Office

DRP Construction Phoneix Regional Office


DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office
Location:
222 N. 44th St., Phoenix
Architecture/Design Firm:
SmithGroupJJR
About:
DPR Construction is a national technical builder that specializes in sustainable projects.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
SmithGroupJJR turned a 28-year-old, 16,500 SF retail building into the first commercial office in Arizona (and second in the country) to achieve a Net-Zero Energy Building certification. The open-office environment has 58 work stations, nine conference rooms, a gym and locker facility and a zen room for quiet retreat. A Lucid Building Dashboard system shares building energy and utility usage in real time and has a “Vampire Switch” that, when pressed, turns off phantom plug-loads at the end of the day.

FITCH Phoenix Studio

FITCH Phoenix Studio


FITCH Phoenix Studio
Location:
16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 195, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
FITCH
About:
FITCH is a global design consultancy founded in 1972 in the UK.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
The FITCH studio, nestled in the Scottsdale Promenade, a shopping center that offers a unique architectural setting inspired by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. What makes the LEED Silver office unique, inspiring and innovative is the group’s namesake. FITCH has a 1962 Route Master bright red double-decker London bus in its lobby. The bus was purchased in Los Angeles, dropped the engine and was completely restored by FITCH staff. The labor of love was completed with a fully functioning conference space on the lower portion and a lounge complete with television on the upper portion of the bus. It even hosts an annual British American Parliamentary Group meeting.

Godaddy

Godaddy


Godaddy
Location:
ASU Research Park, Tempe, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
Patrick Hayes Architecture, SmithGroupJJR (Interior)
About:
GoDaddy is an internet domain registrar and web hosting company.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
The GoDaddy project is full of unique and quirky design features. It has an indoor go-kart/bicycle track; a slide that goes from the second to first floor (and is rumored to be six-degrees steeper than Google’s slide); several game areas for employees to refocus; a yoga studio and fitness center; it has an innovative workspace layout with meandering walkways and wide open spaces; the break room features 12’ x 30’ glass doors that open up allowing the inside and outside spaces to flow; site amenities include a soccer field, several multi-purpose sport courts (including a shaded basketball court) and electric vehicle charging stations.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity
Location:
3501 N. Mountain Ave., Tucson, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
DKP Architecture
About:
An international, non-governmental and nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes that are affordable and address the issues of poverty housing.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
“Habitat for Humanity is a functional, pragmatic organization and its new Tucson office captures the same spirit,” writes Sundt Construction’s Kurt Wadlington. A repurposed 1940s grocery store, the working environment was created for Habitat’s employees, volunteers and community and with a design emphasis on collaboration. The office’s signature element is its “House with the House.” This freestanding indoor pitched roof structure greets visitors and provides a communal conference area. The office also includes a children play area and open office areas held below the roof structure to preserve the high volume bowstring wood trusses of the original structure.

InfusionSoft

InfusionSoft


InfusionSoft
Location:
1260 S. Spectrum Blvd., Chandler, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
Balmer Architectural Group
About:
Infusionsoft is a private company that offers an e-mail marketing and sales platform for small businesses, including products to streamline the customer lifecycle, customer relationship management, marketing automation, lead capture, and e-commerce.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
Infusionsoft’s headquarters, located in a 90KSF, two-story office building in the middle of Chandler’s tech hub, is anything but stuffy. The office is built around a 40-yard indoor football field that acts as a central gathering place for company-wide meetings, department chats and a place to throw around a Frisbee or football. With a design focus on company culture, Infusionsoft features a fully stocked cereal bar, massage chairs, a game room, gym and showers. One popular feature is in the auditorium, which has a removable wall made up of blocks that can be removed to connect the auditorium with the rest of the office space or placed to create intimacy and privacy.

Recruiting.com & Jobing.com

Recruiting.com & Jobing.com


Recruiting.com and Jobing.com
Location:
1375 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 300, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
hayes/architecture interiors inc.
About:
Jobing.com is an employment website focusing on local recruiting in 18 U.S. cities. Recruiting.com offers companies software and technology that helps in the hiring process.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
This office space was a consolidation of Jobing.com and Recruiting.com’s headquarters with the end goal of a functional, motivating work environment. Want to have a meeting from a ceiling-suspended collaborative workspace? Park it in one of the two floating benches known as “huddles,” where you can host clients, video conferences or collaborative sessions. From the interesting wallpaper to the entertaining lighting and the collection of PEZ machines, Jobing.com’s space was designed to be as varied and diverse as its employees. From environments that cater to working out, napping, collaborating or working independently, there’s a spot for every kind of work style.

Rose Law Group

Rose Law Group


Rose Law Group
Location:
7144 E. Stetson Dr., Ste. 300, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
Gensler
About:
A full-service business law firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
Rose Law Group is one of a handful of law firms embracing modern office design. After Rose Law purchased a space with two pre-existing suites, it engaged Gensler to design a cohesive floor. The two suites were brought together with a circulation loop, the center of which holds a “collaboration lab.” Gensler also worked to maximize the number of private offices along the perimeter of the building and accomplished this by increasing the number of offices from 8 to 28. Salvaged materials during the process were re-used for other areas of the project, such as flooring, shelving and reception millwork.

ViaSat

ViaSat


ViaSat
Location:
2040 E. Technology Circle, Tempe, Ariz.
Architecture/Design Firm:
Gensler
About:
ViaSat is a global satellite technology company based in San Diego, Calif. It Tempe office will be used for operations.
THE HIGHLIGHTS:
Despite being designed around engagement, connection, familial culture and exterior amenities, ViaSat’s Tempe operations building will have a 95 percent closed office environment. The office, smaller than a standard space, is broken up into private work spaces with glass fronts. Every “team cluster” has a front porch, which is a collaborative space for individuals. The office has a large gathering space designed as a place for meetings and a connection to the basketball and sand volleyball courts as well as outdoor meeting spaces.
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Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort.

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Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Five companies were recognized with a “spotlight” award for each of the five categories.

CONGRATUALTIONS!

The five spotlight awards winners are:

Customer Opinion: Cresa
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Quality Leadership: Kitchell
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Social Responsibility: Vanguard
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Innovation: Laser Spine Institute
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Workplace Culture: GoDaddy
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“This is the most comprehensive and prestigious corporate awards program in Arizona because it recognizes the contributions and impact these ‘most admired companies’ bring to our state,’” says Denise Gredler, co-founder of the Most Admired Companies Program.

“These companies truly exemplify what it means to be a good corporate citizen,” says Cheryl Green, publisher of Arizona Business Magazine. “MAC winners consistently show strong leadership, a commitment to the communities in which they operate and concern for their employees and customers.”

This year’s presenting sponsors included Dignity Health of Arizona, National Bank of Arizona and Thunderbird International School of Global Management. Additional Event Sponsors include Charles Schwab, Progrexion, Ryan and Shutterfly.

The 40 companies named Most Admired Companies for 2014 were:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Alliance Residential Company
American Express
Arizona Diamondbacks
AXA Advisors
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CBRE, Inc.
Charles Schwab
Cresa Phoenix
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Fennemore Craig
GoDaddy
Goodmans Interior Structurs
Grant Thornton
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort
Homeowners Financial Group
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Infusionsoft
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc.
Kitchell
LaneTerralever
Laser Spine Institute
Mayo Clinic
Miller Russell Associates
National Bank of Arizona
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Quarles & Brady
Rider Levett Bucknall
Ryan, LLC
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network
Shutterfly, Inc.
Sonora Quest Laboratories
Sundt Construction
The CORE Institute
Telesphere
UnitedHealthcare of Arizona
University of Advancing Technology
Vanguard

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

NAIOP Member Projects 2011

NAIOP Member Projects 2011

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

ASU Nursing and Health Innovation Phase II

Owner: City of Phoenix
Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: SmithGroup
Location: 550 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
Size: 84,000

The $29.25M NIH facility contains classrooms, office and administrative spaces, a 300-seat conference center and a 60-seat computer classroom lab. Sustainable features include solar water heating and demand-controlled ventilation.

 


AZ 202

Developer: Meridian West
Contractor: TBD
NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Architect: Butler Design Group
Broker: Lee & Associates
Location: NWC Loop 202 and Arizona Ave, Chandler
Size: 432,758 SF
Completion: TBD

AZ 202 is a mixed-use project in the Southeast Valley that will serve as the entrance to Downtown Chandler. It features two Class A office buildings (4 and 6 stories), a hotel, retail shops, restaurants and other high visibility pads.


Boart Longyear

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: ViaWest Properties, LLC
Contractor: LGE Corporation
Architect: Cawley Architects
Broker: Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial
Location: SWC of 71st Ave. and Augusta Ave., Glendale
Size: 19,841 SF
Completion: 1Q 2012

The $3.2M project is a new-build a commercial warehouse for Boart Longyear, an international, Australian-based manufacturer of drill mining products and services.


NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011CityScape

Developer: RED Development
Contractor: Hunt Construction
Architect: Callison
Location: One E. Washington, Phoenix
Size: 1.1 MSF
Completion: 3Q 2010

CityScape is $900M, mixed-use urban project in Downtown Phoenix. It includes 600,000 SF of Class A office, 180,000 SF of retail, 50,000 SF of park/open space and a 240-room, 4-star Kimpton Palomar boutique hotel.

 


DIRTT Environmental Solutions

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

Developer: EastGroup Properties, Inc.
Contractor: McShane Construction Company
Architect: Butler Design Group and Phoenix Design One
Location: 83 E. University Dr., Phoenix
Size: 72,000 SF
Completion: 3Q 2011

The $3M project consists of 67,000 SF of manufacturing and 5,000 SF of office. It offers 28 feet clear height, 10 external docks and two drive-in doors. McShane will adhere to construction waste recycling and the integration of environmentally friendly products throughout.


DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office

Owner: DPR Construction
NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: SmithGroup
Location: 44th and Van Buren, Phoenix
Size: 16,000 SF
Completion: 4Q 2011

DPR’s new Phoenix office is in the city’s Discovery Triangle corridor and signals the revitalization of a long-dilapidated building. Dubbed the DPR Boutique, it serves as an example of how sustainable design can be integrated into an efficient, effective and environmentally responsible office space.


Fajon Machining

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: Power Equipment LLC
Contractor: Sun State Builders
Architect: e project
Location: 2305 E. Jefferson, Phoenix
Size: 16,580 SF
Completion: 2Q 2011

The new, $1.6M fully air-conditioned machine is a machine shop for rebuilding turbines, utilizing a pre-engineered metal building structure with metal roof panels, and walls with a combination of metal walls panels and split-faced masonry block.


Fountainhead Office Plaza — 7C

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Owner: US Real Estate Limited Partnership
Developer: Metro Commercial Properties
Pre-construction services: Sundt Construction
Architect: Davis
Location: 1650 W. Alameda, Tempe
Size: 384,300 SF

A new, 14-story office tower and 7-story parking structure are planned for the 6-acre site fronting I-10 in Tempe. It will be just south of Fountainhead Office Plaza A and B, which were completed in 3Q 2011.


Gap Fulfillment Center

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: N/A
Contractor: Jokake Construction
Architect: K&I Architects
Broker: Cushman & Wakefield
Location: 2225 S. 75th Ave., Phoenix
Size: 412,000 SF
Completion: 2Q 2011

Gap’s new west Phoenix distribution center is a technologically advanced facility, featuring a robotic handling system for product fulfillment. The project was broken down into three distinct phases in an effort to meet the tenant’s operation and integration deliverables.


Jones Lang LaSalle Design/Build Business Parks

Project: Avondale Commerce Park
Developer: Valley Land Investors
Contractor: Rockefeller
Location: 101st Ave. and Van Buren Rd., Tolleson
Size: 80 acres

Project: Buckeye Industrial Rail Park
Developer: Globe Corporation
Contractor: Ryan Companies US
Location: SEC Watson Rd. and Southern Ave., Buckeye
Size: 260 acres

Project: Phoenix Central Logistics Center
Developer: Stravinski
Location: 39th Ave. and Gibson, Phoenix
Size: 40 acres

Project: Phoenix Logistics Center
Developer: McShane Development Co.
Contractor: McShane
Location: SEC 91st Ave. and Buckeye Rd., Phoenix
Size: 100,000 to 2.5 MSF

Project: Surprise Pointe
Developer: ESI Ventures
Location: Waddell Rd. and Dysart Rd., Surprise
Size: 154 acres

Project: Westech Business Center
Developer: Seefried Properties, Inc.
Location: SEC Elliott Rd. and Arizona Ave., Chandler
Size: 9 acres expandable to 27.39 acres


La Loma Medical Plaza Phase IINAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

Developer: BLC Development
Contractor: Sigma Contracting
Architect: Devenney Group Architects
Broker: Colliers International
Location: 14044 W. Camelback Rd., Litchfield Park
Size: 40,000 SF
Completion: 4Q 2011

The project is a $6M, Class A medical building for lease on the site of a 350-acre campus of healthcare services and residential wellness villages. It is in close proximity to the Banner Estrella Hospital, the West Valley Hospital, and the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America.


Lakeside Medical Commons

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: Irgens Health Care Facilities Group
Contractor: TBD
Architect: Patrick Hayes Architects
Location: 979 N. Playa del Norte, Tempe
Size: 48,000 SF
Completion: 4Q 2012

The $14M Class A medical office building with sustainable design will serve as a signature off-campus location for healthcare providers. The building will offer 25,000 SF floor plates for larger practices/clinics divisible to be 1,500 SF.


Litchfield Park Commons

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: Don Bennett Partners
Contractor: Homes & Son Construction
Architect: MRT Design
Location: 200 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield
Size: 47,500 SF
Completion: TBD

The project calls for a $10M, 2-story, multi-use (office, retail and restaurant) facility in Downtown Litchfield Park. Shady outdoors plazas will integrate with the expanded city hall; balconies will echo the nearby historic Wigwam Resort with modern flair.


Mountain Ranch Medical Commons

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: Irgens Health Care Facilities Group
Contractor: TBD
Architect: TBD
Broker: CB Richard Ellis
Location: Estrella Parkway and Elliot Rd., Goodyear
Size:  24,500 SF
Completion: 3Q 2012

With no existing medical services in Estrella, this new, $6M single-story Class A office building will be the community’s first medical office project. It offers space available from 1,200 SF to 24,500 SF with no-use restrictions.


Phoenix Biomedical Research Center

Owner: City of Phoenix
NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: Boyer Co./Hahn/Spiekerman Development Group
Contractor: DPR
Architect: SmithGroup
Broker: Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial
Location: Phoenix Biomedical Campus, NEC 5th and Van Buren Rd.
Size: 155,000 SF
Completion: 1Q 2014

Utah-based Boyer Co. plans to develop a $50M, 6-story biomedical research facility in Downtown Phoenix. The building’s design features include a central plant to provide a “single-pass air” HVAC environment, beefed-up floor loading which will allow “wet lab” benching and a state-of-the-art energy management system.


Phoenix GSA Professional Office Building

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

Developer: Ryan Companies US
Contractor: Ryan Companies US
Architect: AECOM
Location: 21711 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Size: 223,000 SF
Completion: 4Q 2011

The $47M development is a build-to-suit, 5-story building that will serve as a multi-purpose facility for the Phoenix office of the FBI. It sits on 12.3 acres and includes structured and on-grade parking for 557 vehicles.


Paradiso

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

Developer: Mark IV Capital, Inc.
Contractor: Build Strategic, Inc.
Architect: Lamb Architects
Broker: Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial
Location: 11000 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Size:
59,502 RSF
Completion:
3Q 2011

The $18M medical project includes architecture, eenhancements, a modern paint scheme, lush landscaping, a courtyard, new signage and redesigned tenant spaces.


Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters

NAIOP Member Projects - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Development manager: Jones Lang LaSalle
Contractor: Nitti Graycor
Architect: Deutsch Architecture Group
Location: 27th St. and Van Buren Rd., Phoenix
Size: HQ 40,000 SF; Social Services 35,000 SF
Broker: Jones Lang LaSalle
Completion: 2Q 2012

The $10M project on the Herberger Campus will include a social services headquarters for outreach (including a new homeless shelter), domestic abuse facility, senior housing, Christmas Angel program and church. The other is the Southwest Divisional Headquarters with all of the corporate staff.


Sky Harbor Towers

NAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011Developer: Bedford Properties and Apollo
Contractor: D.L. Withers and Sundt Construction
Architect: GSAS
Broker: Colliers International
Location: 4605, 4615 and 4635 E. Elwood St., Phoenix
Size: 273,623 SF

Sky Harbor Towers consists of three, Class A buildings in an office
campus setting along I-10 and SR 143 (Hohokam Expressway).


WL Gore Pinnacle Peak CampusNAIOP Member Projects 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

Developer: WL Gore
Contractor: Ryan Companies US
Architect: Reece-Angel-Rowe Architects
Location: N. North Valley Parkway and Bronco Butte Trail, Phoenix
Size: 230,000 SF Phase 1

The $76M project is the first phase of WL Gore’s Pinnacle Peak Biomedical campus. Each of the first two buildings contain 111,000 SF and include sterilization labs and R&D labs. Phase 1 also includes a 420-stall parking structure.

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AZRE Magazine September/October 2011