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Valley Partnership: President's Message

Valley Partnership - 25Years

25 Years of Commitment Beginning at the end of 2011, I was charged with the responsibility of reviewing the 25-year history of Valley Partnership in anticipation of the yearlong celebration of our Silver Anniversary. The only records kept by a small organization with a historically small staff were the binders of corporate minutes (required by… Read More →

Education: Integrated Education Building, GateWay

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INTEGRATED EDUCATION BUILDING Developer: GateWay Community College General contractor: Core Construction Architect: SmithGroup Location: 44th St. and Van Buren Rd., Phoenix, within the Discovery Triangle Size: 137,000 GSF The $34M Integrated Education Building is GateWay’s first new construction in more than 10 years. The 3-story IEB will combine five separate programs traditionally built as stand-alone structures, including a library and… Read More →

Education: Hilltop And McConnell, NAU

Hilltop And McConnell, AZRE September/October 2011
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HILLTOP & MCCONNELL: PRIVATIZED STUDENT HOUSING AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY Developer: American Campus Communities General contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc. Architect: Todd & Associates Location: NAU campus, Flagstaff Size: 434,058 SF Hilltop and McConnell are two student housing projects combine for 1,126 beds in 419 units. The $60.6M project will consist of two separate developments: a modern residence hall called McConnell (550… Read More →

Education: Plaza Centro

University of Arizona Plaza Centro, AZRE July/August 2011
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PLAZA CENTRO Developer: OasisTucson (Capstone Communities, operator) General contractor: TBD Architect: Aleks Instanbullu/SmithGroup Location: 4th Ave. and Congress St. / 2 S. 4th Ave., Tucson Size: 380,000 SF residential/25,000 SF retail The University of Arizona student-housing project includes two 11-story towers and another site with 3 stories residential. The $50M project is expected to break ground in 1Q 2012 with… Read More →

Education: Prescott College Student Housing

Prescott College Student Housing, AZRE January/February 2011
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PRESCOTT COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSING Developer: Prescott College General contractor: Haley Construction, Inc. Architect: Weddle Gilmore Architects Location:  220 Grove Ave., Prescott Size: 35,000 SF Prescott College is developing a $7M housing project focused on providing on-campus independent living facilities for students. The project will consist of 3 multi-level townhome style buildings along the banks of Butte Creek. It is targeting… Read More →

Education: West-Mec Aviation Training Center

West-MEC Aviation Training Center, AZRE January/February 2011
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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… Read More →

Education: 922 Apache

922 Apache, AZRE July/August 2008
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922 APACHE Developer: Campus Acquisitions General contractor: Nelson Cos. Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Location: 922 E. Apache, Tempe Size: 275,000 SF on 1.52 acres The $35 million, 10-story mid-rise features 132 fully furnished units. The student-housing project includes 153,000 SF of residential space with the remainder comprising parking, a large common area and 5,000 SF of… Read More →