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Charles Dalluge Joins DLR Group as President and Chief Operating Officer

DLR Group announced today that Charles Dalluge, Associate AIA, has joined the firm as president and chief operating officer. He will be part of the firm’s executive leadership team and responsible for leading and managing operations in DLR Group offices across the United States and internationally. The firm currently serves clients from 19 U.S. locations and in Shanghai. Dalluge was formerly executive vice president of Leo A Daly.

I am excited to add Charles to the DLR Group leadership team. He is an accomplished and respected leader in the design industry. He adds a diverse base of experience with domestic and international partners and clients that complement DLR Group’s growth strategies,” said DLR Group Chief Executive Officer Griff Davenport, AIA. “His hands-on knowledge and experience in geographies and market sectors which are evolving at DLR Group make him a great addition to our leadership team.”

Dalluge is active with the American Institute of Architects’ Large Firm Roundtable, is a member of the Executive Board of the Design Futures Council, a member of the Society of Military Engineers, a member of the Design Build Institute of America, and on the University of Nebraska College of Architecture and University Foundation.

I’ve watched with great interest as DLR Group evolved into a design firm that ARCHITECT magazine recognized as the No. 1 in the United States,” said Dalluge. “I believe in DLR Group’s listen.DESIGN.deliver approach to design, and the distributed leadership and employee-ownership model the firm has successfully evolved through the years. I look forward to partnering with Griff Davenport, the executive team, and all of the employee-owners to make DLR Group the most outstanding design firm in the industry.”

Charles’ depth of experience includes stints in Hong Kong, Singapore, Hawaii, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.,” said Davenport. “His experience managing projects and serving clients in the Middle East and Asia will enhance our growing global presence.”

Dalluge will be based in DLR Group’s Phoenix office.

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200,000 SF Tucson Medical Center West Pavilion Opens Its Doors

 

The Tucson Medical Center West Pavilion in Tucson opened recently, a project designed by Hobbs + Black Associates and built by JE Dunn Construction. The Tucson office of DLR Group also was part of the project.

The $74M, 200,000 SF medical facility consists of two major components. The first component is the main surgery department which features 24 operating rooms, 40 patient rooms, 58 PACU rooms and 45 prep/recovery rooms.

The second component is the Orthopedic Institute consisting of six radiology rooms, 74 exam rooms and 38 physicians offices. The project also includes a five-story, 633-stall precast parking garage, a 14,000 SF renovation of TMC’s Women’s Surgery Department and site infrastructure that includes bringing chilled water and electrical services from the central plant to the building.

Hobbs+Black’s visionary design for the new West Hospital complex combines a statement of technology and clinical excellence, with respect for the history and tradition of Tucson Medical Center and including the hospital’s significant ties to the community and pueblo roots.

Stone and copper are used to integrate the themes of the building, which houses two distinct surgery departments supporting the largest healthcare center in southern Arizona.

Subcontractors included Schuff Steel, Suntec Concrete, Borderland Construction, T-PAC, Sun Mechanical, Wilson Electric, MKB Construction and Kone Elevators.

Bryan Jehling

DLR Group Promotes 4 Integrated Design Professionals

DLR Group has appointed Bryan Jehling, P.E., LEED AP as Principal working out of the Phoenix office. The firm also named Larry Smith as Senior Associate (Phoenix) and Kim Wolfarth (Tucson) and Rudy Starks (Las Vegas) as Associates.

Jehling joined the Phoenix office of DLR Group in 2011. He is the firm’s Southwest Electrical Engineering Leader, managing the electrical engineering staff for the Southwest operations in Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

His recent projects include photovoltaic installations in several NFL stadiums including the New York Giants and Jets, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Bryan is a talented engineer with the ability to lead complex project teams. His experience gives him a depth of understanding not only in electrical engineering design, but in how to truly work within the integrated design culture of DLR Group,” said Tom O’Neil, AIA, DLR Group’s Southwest Leader.

“A DLR Group Principal is a leader who proactively and ethically carries DLR Group forward to attain the firm’s mission and live its values.”

In addition to the appointment of Jehling, Smith was appointed Senior Associate, leading the Justice + Civic sector work in Phoenix. In Tucson and Las Vegas, Wolfarth and Starks respectively were promoted to Associate positions.

Wolfarth’s expertise focuses on healthcare, including numerous projects for the Tucson Medical Center, Arizona Reproductive Institute and many other health-related clients. Starks’ portfolio in Las Vegas encompasses corporate, commercial and justice sector clients including the new Clark County North Tower Jail expansion.

 

AIA Arizona - AZRE Magazine November/December 2011

AIA Arizona: Sharing Success

AIA Arizona members thriving and forging ahead with diverse projects.

Despite tough economic times, there are innovative architectural firms and members of AIA Arizona that are thriving and pushing ahead in a shallow market pool. There are many reasons these firms are doing well, some of which may be surprising.

Open to Risk and Flexibility

One thing most successful firms can agree upon is that being open to taking risks with both design and in diverse markets, is a major key to staying busy in a slow economy. Kim Fernandez of ABA-Architects details that, “you have to be a risk taker and push for the growth of the firm.”

Additionally, Eddie Jones of Jones Studio asserts that his firm’s success comes from being open to new opportunities when they present themselves and successful firms a have a sort of “fearlessness,” in accepting diverse projects. Andrew McCance of Andrew A McCance, Architect took the biggest risk when he went out on his own three years ago.

“I started my company on my own three years ago and I am still here and working,” he says. The risk takers in architecture seem to be those who are leading the way in success during this tough economy.

In addition to taking risks, firms must be flexible with how they approach business. Those who are flexible are often able to maneuver into an optimal and timely position.

Mike Medici of SmithGroup explains that one way his firm is staying successful is by being at the right place in the market at the right time. Fernandez has also found that a need to tap markets her firm  would not have gone to in the past is important. She asserts that firms really need to go for the work and expand their circle.

ABA-Architects in Tucson has ventured to Arizona’s neighbor, New Mexico, to find some success in the Southwest part of that state. The DLR Group is finding flexibility in staffing by being able to utilize its Arizona talent pool to balance with its national offices in a work share agreement.

Tom O’Neil, principal at DLR Group says, “This way we can keep talented people and keep tax-paying employees in Arizona.” This flexibility has proven lucrative for firms proving that flowing with the market can provide success even when that market is flowing a bit slower than the industry would like.

Sustainability

A major driving force in finding new business opportunities is sustainability. With the Architect 2030 initiative, which challenges the building community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the year 2030, as a guide, many firms are striving toward green building practices as never before.

“Sustainability is a driving force with government and university projects because they are looking at usable facilities for long stretches of time,” Medici explains. “Thirty or 50 years into the future they want to still be able to utilize their space efficiently.”

SmithGroup’s work with the University of Hawaii at Hilo proves this dedication with a design that integrates harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Another design firm driven by the 2030 initiative is DLR Group. O’Neil explains that “energy modeling” is paramount in sustainability helping drive new business and cut costs for clients.

Fernandez has also found that federal projects are one of the leading sources for her firm’s project proposals. These projects require builders to use sustainable practices and track those practices clearly. Additionally, Henry Tom with Line and Space tells of how its work with the San Diego National Wildlife Preserve (above) pushes the team to hold to its role as a leader in “resource-conserving design.”

He explains that much of its work puts the firm in contact with environmentalists who are working to preserve those areas and want their architecture to do the same.  The DLR Group’s Arizona office is in the building stages of a “near NetZero” elementary school in Paradise Valley, which is utilizing not only less energy but is striving toward sustainability with rainwater collection initiatives and other innovative strategies.

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AZRE Magazine November/December 2011

Newsmakers, AZRE Magazine March/April 20111

Newsmakers: AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Newsmakers: March/April 2011

Rommie Mojahedand Mary Ridberg were appointed directors of leasing for the Phoenix office of Sperry Van Ness. Mojahed and Ridberg will be responsible for recruiting, business development and growth of the leasing team.

Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman joined CB Richard Ellis’ Multi-Housing Private Client Group in Phoenix. Smuckler, senior vice president, and Seaman, senior associate, will form a new team working with private-capital multi-family investors. Smuckler, who leads the team, comes to CBRE from Marcus & Millichap, where he was a director of the National Multi-Housing Group. Seaman also joins CBRE from Marcus & Millichap, where he was a senior associate. CBRE also hired Timothy Keating as senior office operations manager.

The Plaza Companies announced it is opening a new Tucson office and hired a leasing professional. Plaza Companies currently provides property management and leasing services to three medical office properties in the Tucson area: Academy Medical, Desert Medical Center, and LaCholla Medical Center. Plaza Companies has hired Lauri Abbinante, a Tucson resident who has worked in the Tucson brokerage community for more than nine years, as senior portfolio manager and leasing specialist.

Commercial Properties Inc. (CPI) has added 11 new agents over the past few months at its Tempe and Scottsdale locations. They are: John Soldo, Trent Rustan, Josh Gosnell and Brandon Koplin, Tempe; and Nicholas Miner, David Verwer, Homer Savard, Donn Kinzle, Sam Walker, Phill Tomlinson and Bob Deininger, Scottsdale

Quarles & Brady announced that Brian Booker, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Wellness Community. Booker’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with emphasis in commercial and professional liability, real estate, securities fraud and products liability.

Grubb & Ellis announced that Robert Stephens has joined the company as vice president, Industrial Group. Specializing in the representation of industrial tenants and landlords, Stephens joins Grubb & Ellis from Cushman & Wakefield, where he spent 15 years as a senior director. Grubb & Ellis also announced that Andrew Banister and Alan Gillespie joined the company’s Investment Services group as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. They will specialize in the sale of office and industrial properties.

DLR Group recognized seven individuals at its regional annual meeting. They were rewarded for their commitment to the firm and willingness to accept and excel in leadership roles. David Boehm was appointed as senior principal; Scott Shively was promoted to principal; Elizabeth Rendon and Eric Loos were promoted to senior associates; and Karen Heck, Rickey Austin, Andrew Dunlap and Jason Hocking were promoted to associates.

CB Richard Ellis promoted Gavin McPhie to managing director of its Valuation & Advisory Services (VAS) Group in Phoenix. McPhie, who has nearly 10 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience, joined CBRE in 2005. CBRE also hired Timothy Keating as senior office operations manager.

NAI Horizon added Rick Foss to its Industrial Properties Group. He has spent the past 10 years representing a wide range of industries in the acquisition of their real estate facilities. Prior to joining NAI, Foss worked at Insignia ESG, Grubb & Ellis and Cassidy Turley | BRE Commercial in Phoenix.

Grubb & Ellis announced that Jeffrey Chalfin has joined the company as vice president, Investment Services. Chalfin specializes in the sale of multi-tenant retail assets and joins Grubb & Ellis from Sperry Van Ness, where he began his career in 1998.

Mortenson Construction promoted Paul Kitching to director of operations. Kitching has been with Mortenson since 1997 through the joint venture project, Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, Minn. He became an official Mortenson team member in the Minneapolis office in 2000, with a focus in sports and healthcare

Gilbane Building Company named D. Thomas Goderre district operations manager in its Phoenix office. Goderre will manage all of Gilbane’s business and construction operations throughout the district.

Cassidy Turley | BRE Commercial announced that Scott Boardman has joined the company’s Office Services Group as a senior associate. Boardman will be partnering with senior VPs Trevor Klinkhamer and Jeff Hartland to form a new Office Services Group team.

Cushman & Wakefield promoted Will Strong to the senior associate post within the Bo Mills and Mark Detmer Industrial Specialty Group. Strong specializes in representing and consulting corporate tenants, institutional landlords and developers in the acquisition, development and disposition of industrial real estate.

Sundt Construction promoted three employees: Thomas Mertz to senior vice president and manager of Sundt’s federal division (formerly vice president of business development); Herbert Chong to vice president of business development (formerly project director); and Gregory Ayres to area manager (formerly senior project manager).

Vince Lujan accepted the position of president and CEO of Salt River Devco, the asset management and commercial development company for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Lujan, a Pueblo Indian from New Mexico, served as interim president and CEO of Devco since March 2010. Jeff Roberts was appointed asset manager and will oversee management of six commercial office buildings totaling 370,000 SF in Chaparral Business Park.

Jones Lang LaSalle vice president Jason Moore moved from the agency to the tenant representation team in the company’s Phoenix office. Moore will specialize exclusively on tenant representation and consultation for corporate clients in Phoenix.

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

West-MEC Aviation Training Center, AZRE January/February 2011

Education: West-Mec Aviation Training Center


WEST-MEC AVIATION TRAINING CENTER

Developer: Western Maricopa Education Center Public School District
General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: DLR Group
Location: 
 6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale
Size: 60,000 SF

The $7.5M project includes a 40,000 SF, 2-story building with 7 classrooms, labs and meeting space, and a 20,000 SF hangar-type building for a paint booth, airplane engines, library, computer lab and tool center. Completion is expected in 2Q 2011.

AZRE January/February 2011
CREST - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009

Education: Center for Research in Engineering, Science & Technology – CREST

Center for Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST)

CREST - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009Owner: Paradise Valley Unified School District
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: DLR Group
Size: 16,500 SF
Location: 3950 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

The $3.8M project consists of a small specialty high school addition to the Paradise Valley High School campus. Estimated to finish in January 2010, the CREST facility will house a technology lab, biolab, restrooms, offices and support rooms.

Santa Cruz County Justice and Detention Center, AZRE January/February 2009

Public: Santa Cruz County Justice & Detention Center


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JUSTICE & DETENTION CENTER

Developer: Santa Cruz County
Contractor: CORE Construction
Architect: DLR Group
Size: 157,357 SF
Location: Nogales

The $59.8M detention facility includes site improvements throughout the 79.08-acre site. Construction began October 2008, with estimated completion in March 2010. Other components include admin. and visitation areas, a warehouse, vehicle sallyports, loading dock and impound lot.

AZRE January/February 2009