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Douglas Sydnor relaunches architectural firm

Douglas Sydnor
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Architect, author and artist Douglas Sydnor, FAIA, reactivated his Scottsdale-based architectural firm douglas sydnor architect + associates inc. (DSAA) after having recently left the Phoenix offices of Gensler as a senior architect and client relationship leader. As the principal and owner of DSAA, Sydnor will be responsible for client-centric services, business metrics, leading project design teams, delivering… Read More →

Diving into the art of an architect

Douglas Sydnor
by in AZRE Magazine

Each weekend, Douglas Sydnor, FAIA, spends a few hours exploring his artistic roots, which progressed from doodling as a kid to featuring his art today in exhibitions across the Valley. During the week, he works for his recently restarted architectural firm, Douglas Sydnor Architect + Associates,  and has a diverse portfolio of projects in Greater Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona Center begins $25 million makeover

Arizona Center
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Downtown Phoenix continues to change, as the $25 million renovations for the one million-square-foot Arizona Center ceremoniously began Tuesday. First step for @theazcenter‘s $12m facelift: Hammer time! Stay tuned for a more modern, connected & open look for key #Dtphx retail hub. pic.twitter.com/ZKnrl4RIuZ — Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) March 14, 2017 The retail and entertainment destination… Read More →

40 Commercial real estate companies to watch in 2017

Arizona Center
by in AZRE Magazine

This year, experts still see Arizona as a hotspot for commercial real estate activity and development. While activity in other markets across the nation is starting to fizzle out, Arizona has yet to enter the ninth inning of the business cycle as a result of its slow and steady recovery following the recession. AZRE identifies… Read More →

Phoenix-based 2-D, 3-D imaging firm grows 92 percent

Eco3d

Eco3d, a Phoenix-based portfolio company that measures existing topographic, structural, mechanical and architectural conditions using a variety of instruments in 2-D and 3-D, had a landmark year in 2016, growing 92 percent from 2015. The Phoenix-based company completed more than 440 projects across North America in 2016 as it continues to cement itself as the largest digital as-built… Read More →

Arizona Center will get a $25 million makeover

Arizona Center
by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

Arizona Center, Phoenix’s original downtown entertainment destination located at Third and Van Buren Streets, will undergo a significant transformation beginning early 2017. Acquired by Parallel Capital Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co. in December 2015, the new Arizona Center will embark on a $25 million makeover in 2017. “The Arizona Center refresh will create a new model for… Read More →

People & Projects to Know: Dawn Hart

Dawn Hart
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Dawn Hart graduated from Wisconsin University with a Master’s in Architecture but her love for architectural design dates back to when she was a young girl. She remembers being 10-years-old and using the fallen autumn leaves to create floor plans outside. Even the time she spent playing with Barbies incorporated floor plans and design layouts.… Read More →

IIDA’s PRIDE Awards recognize excellence in interior design

The International Interior Design Association is the only worldwide design organization that solely focuses on commercial work. It has more than 13,000 members in 33 chapters around the globe, including the IIDA Southwest Chapter. Annually, IIDA’s major events include the PRIDE Awards, recognizing excellence in interior design projects; the UnVeiled trade show; a charity build… Read More →

Architect John Williams joins Gensler

Gensler announced John Williams, AlA as a senior project architect of its Phoenix firm. Williams brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role at Gensler, with expansive technical expertise and demonstrated leadership in managing projects for both public and private sector clients. He is a registered architect and third generation Arizonan who… Read More →

Gensler’s new Workplace Sector membership

Gensler, the leading global design firm, announced Dawn Hart and Melissa Holm as the new leadership team for the firm’s local Workplace Sector. Collectively, they have worked on over 10 million square feet of corporate interior projects for both public and private clients.  Dawn Hart, NCARB, LEED-AP BD+C – Associate, Workplace Sector Leader A registered architect,… 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 →

RED Awards 2015: Architect of the Year

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 →

Manufacturing facility begins conversion into Millennial-focused office space

Construction and conversion has begun for The Circuit Tempe, a 190KSF high density class-A office project at 615 S. River Dr. Formerly an industrial manufacturing facility for Jabil Circuit, the sizable building has been dramatically re-designed to serve as the Valley’s first speculative large-scale, millennial focused office property.  Situated on the Loop 101 and University… Read More →