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RED AWARDS 2014: General Contractor of the Year

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. Click here to view all 2014 RED Awards Winners.‎


Layton Construction

Winner of Best Industrial Project: Marshall’s Distribution
 Facility
Finalist in Best Public Project: Maricopa County Clerk of the Courts

Layton may have overseen the 1.5MSF monstrosity that is the Marshall’s Distribution Facility, but our General Contractor of the Year doesn’t look away from the small projects either. Sure, you can fit 21 NFL football fields or 28 Boeing 787 Dreamliners within the state-of-the-art industrial center, but how does that possibly compare to completing a tenant improvement project that makes office morale take a 180-degree turn for the better? In 2013, Layton took on 1.806MSF in projects worth $79,334,000. Layton already has $152M on the books in Arizona for 2014 and 2015 in projects tallying more than 1,256,500 SF. This year, Layton was a finalist in the renovation of the Maricopa County Clerk of the Courts building. The project transformed a maze of seven-foot high cubicles beneath a ceiling of generic fans into a the space in which employee morale and function could thrive. For such a large company to get satisfaction from a comparatively small project speaks to the character of the office culture and work ethic. As mentioned previously, the 1.5MSF Marshall’s Distribution Facility was this year’s Best Industrial Project. This year’s RED finalist and winner are proof of quality over quantity and a company that’s not afraid of the small — or incomprehensively large — projects.

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RED AWARDS 2014: Best Industrial Project

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. Click here to view all 2014 RED Awards Winners.‎


Marshalls Distribution Facility
Developer: Marshall’s of MA, Inc.
Contractor: Layton Construction
Architect: Ware Malcomb
Brokerage: Cresa
Size: 1,525,876 SF
Completed: September 2013

The Marshall’s Distribution Facility’s sheer scale is awe-inspiring, capping at 1,525,876 SF this facility is not only large but also has energy efficiency and conservation embedded into its framework. The restrooms inside this facility use low-flow water closets and urinals, saving 83,000 gallons of water a year. Instead of being evaporative cooled, Marshall’s is air-conditioned. This will save a whopping 6,000,000 gallons of water per year. The roof of this facility is painted white to avoid trapping heat from the sun, and its HVAC energy system is designed to save energy for the entire building as a whole. The building also uses natural lighting to light many of the areas making the use of artificial lighting low and keeping costs low. When the facility was being constructed, the waste was recycled and the material used was low in volatile organic compounds.
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Brock Grayson Joins Layton Construction

Layton Construction Co., Inc., a nationally-ranked commercial contractor, has hired Brock Grayson, a licensed architect with more than 16 years of experience, as vice president of their Arizona business unit.

Grayson has overseen the design and construction of over 100 million square feet of projects in the western United States, with design experience including ding office, manufacturing, distribution, tenant improvements, healthcare and automotive.

He spent 16 years at Ware Malcomb Architects where he was principal and shareholder. Moving to Phoenix in 2007 to open the office for Ware Malcomb, he spent the past seven years building a name for himself and for the company. Under his leadership, their Phoenix office was exceeding growth expectations year after year and quickly became one of the most profitable offices in the company. In 2012 the Phoenix office had over 4.5 million square feet of projects in construction.

Prior to joining the Layton Construction team, Grayson played an instrumental role as architect-of-record in Layton’s build-out of the Fender Musical Instruments Headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. He also partnered with Layton on the design and construction of the Marshalls Distribution Facility in Phoenix, Ariz, one of the largest facilities ever built in the Phoenix market.

“While working with Brock, I always admired his knowledge, customer service and leadership skills on all of those projects,” said Andrew Geier, executive vice president at Layton Construction. “I couldn’t be more excited to have him on our team now.”

Some of Grayson’s other signature projects include Prologis Park Riverside in Phoenix, Ariz.; Ford Motor Company in Manteca, Calif.; Cypress Semiconductor Headquarters in San Jose, Calif.; and First Solar in Mesa, Ariz.

He’s received multiple industry awards, most recently winning the NAIOP Industrial Design of the Future competition with Ware Malcomb in 2013. In 2012, his work in partnership with Layton Construction on the Fender headquarters won the Red Awards Best Tenant Improvement Project and an ENR Award of Merit.

“He’s one of the best in the business, already providing additional value to our customers and making an immediate, positive impact on our entire organization,” Geier said.

Grayson received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 1997 and is currently licensed in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the United States Green Building Council, in addition to other affiliations.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Phoenix.

Layton Construction Celebrates 60th Anniversary; Arizona Projects Among Some of its Best, Biggest

 

 

Sixty years ago, Alan W. Layton left a job with the Bureau of Reclamation to start his own construction company.

Using $1,600 of retirement savings from his government job, Layton started his home-based business that has grown to become a national leader in commercial construction.

Layton’s first big break came with the contract to build 17 offices for City Finance Company along the Wasatch Front in Utah and in southern Idaho. A long history of school construction followed.

In the late 1980s, Layton expanded its footprint nationally, with the opening of a regional office in Phoenix, followed by other operations centers located from Hawaii to Florida.

Layton’s management maxim was always to “employ wonderful, dedicated, loyal people who were allowed to get involved in making major decisions, and along with leadership, grow and develop their abilities.

Layton Construction Company entered the Arizona market in 1987. Early projects were with repeat customers who brought Layton into the Valley from other markets, and the company soon learned there was a host of quality clients looking for a quality constructor.

Focused mostly on bid work in the 90s, in the past 15 years Layton has positioned itself as a CM-at-Risk builder, helping clients meet challenging dates and budgets. Tough jobs have helped build experience, confidence and credibility in the market.

At the turn of the new century in 2000, David S. Layton (now company president and CEO) took the reins of the Arizona operations, then known as Layton Southwest, to oversee the transformation of a small niche contractor to one that has grown to construct a number of high-profile and difficult projects. Layton also entered the tenant improvement market, filling another important element of commercial construction in which Layton had proven to be successful in other markets.

Layton is an active community partner, involved with professional associations and supportive of community causes. Its projects have received numerous “best of construction” awards from ENR Southwest, NAIOP and AZRE magazine’s RED Awards.

Layton has built for many commercial sectors in the Arizona economy, including municipal work such as Mesa Arts Center, Sky Harbor Car Rental Facility, Phoenix North Waste Transfer Facility, Chandler Fire and numerous projects for Maricopa County.

Layton’s hospitality work includes Marriott Desert Ridge expansion, Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge, Courtyard by Marriott and Kierland Resort & Spa expansion.

Office projects include Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Limelight Networks and Kierland Business Center.

Healthcare includes work at Banner’s Baywood, Good Samaritan and Thunderbird facilities, Gilbert Hospital, Florence Hospital at Anthem and the CIGNA facility in Phoenix.

Industrial work includes Dunn-Edwards Paints, AmSafe and the ongoing Marshall’s distribution center.

 

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RED Awards 2012: Best Tenant Improvement Project, Limelight Networks

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 Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Tenant Improvement Project was Limelight Networks.


Best Tenant Improvement Project

Limelight Networks

Developer: Vulcan Real Estate
Contractor: Layton Construction
Architect: DAVIS
Broker: Ross Brown Partners
Size: 57,300 SF
Location: 222 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Completed: July, 2011

Limelight NetworkLimelight Networks is a high-tech company that combined several locations into one main facility. As the first tenant in Tempe Gateway, the Limelight team expanded its project to provide for a 24/7 Network Operation Center and 150 SF of office space for each employee. DAVIS and Layton Construction incorporated updated technology and improved floor layouts. The project team observed sustainability techniques such as Greenguard and CRI Green Label Plus Certifications. The carpeted area is 37% reused content and the ceilings contain 85% recycled material. Motion sensors and water conservation were also implemented to promote the value of energy efficiency and progress of Limelight’s tenant improvement.

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Honorable Mention

GAP Fulfillment Center

Developer: N/A
Contractor: Jokake Construction Services
Architect: K&I Architects
Broker: Cushman & Wakefield
Size: 412,000 SF
Location: 2225 S. 75th Ave., Phoenix
Completed: May, 2011


Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

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RED Awards 2012: Best Industrial Project, Dunn-Edwards Phoenix

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 Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Industrial Project was Dunn-Edwards Phoenix.


Best Industrial Project

Dunn-Edwards Phoenix

Developer: Dunn-Edwards Corporation
Contractor: Layton Construction
Architect: Deutsch Architecture Group
Broker: The Heathcote Group
Size: 340,000 SF
Location: 520 S. 67th Ave., Phoenix
Completed: January, 2011

Dunn EdwardsDunn-Edwards placed significant effort on energy efficiency in its new industrial warehouse by using recycled materials to build its facility. Upon completion, 31.7% of the supplies were recycled, equivalent to a savings of $772,255. The facility was built at a low cost. This enabled the construction of a 3,000 SF laboratory and an 8,000 SF tank for harmful chemicals. The paint manufacturing facility has been awarded LEED Gold certification. In addition, it is winner of NAIOP’s Best Industrial Redevelopment Project in 2010 and an Award of Merit winner by Engineering News-Record in the Southwest. By combining various distribution facilities toward a central location, Dunn-Edwards cut its overall cost by more than 40%. It utilized new marketed products implementing robotics and worked with BIM.

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Video by Cory Bergquist


Honorable Mention

Crescent Crown Distribution

Developer: LGE Design Build
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Architect: PHArchitecture
Size: 345,000 SF
Location: 1640 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa
Completed: December, 2011


Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012