september-october 2011 Archives

Face-To-Face Meetings Are Still Relevant, Despite Technology

Meeting Professionals International, AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011
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Face-to-face meetings are back: Despite teleconferencing and technology, study shows meetings that provide human contact — face-to-face meetings — are still relevant. As technology provides businesses with cost-effective means for communication with cloud technology, smart phones and Skype, one element among these virtual options will never be outdated — human contact. Sure you can conduct… Read More →

Brig. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr., Luke Air Force Base

Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris Jr., Commander, 56th Fighter Wing of Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris Jr. discusses how his position is equivalent to that of a CEO, the importance of Luke Air Force Base, the importance of servant leadership, and more. Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris Jr. Title: Commander, 56TH Fighter Wing Company: Luke Air Force Base Why is your position equivalent to that of… Read More →

Arizona Casinos Add New Amenities, Including Night Spots

Arizona Casinos - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

When AiRIA nightclub opened at Gila River Casinos Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in 2009, a new trend in tribal gaming in Arizona came full circle. There was now a hip, Las Vegas-style nightclub at an Arizona casino. It represented the last piece in the puzzle. “Gaming guests want more than what’s been offered… Read More →

Centennial Series: Fennemore Craig Continues Legal Legacy

Fennemore Craig lawyers, AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Fennemore Craig, founded in 1885, has helped shape the legal landscape of Arizona and its economy for more than a century. Founded more than a quarter-century before Arizona attained statehood, the firm has both helped the state grow and grown within the state. What started as a frontier town law office has grown to more… Read More →

Education: Incubator Building, Gateway

Incubator Building, AZRE September/October 2011
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INCUBATOR BUILDING Developer: GateWay Community College General contractor: Core Construction Architect: SmithGroup Location: 44th St. and Van Buren Rd., Phoenix Size: 18,100 SF Programmed, designed and built parallel with its sister building (the IEB), the $4M Incubator Building will house research space for start-up companies in bioscience and other emerging technology fields. It is pursuing LEED Silver certification. Subcontractors include Sun… Read More →

Medical: University of Arizona Cancer Center

UA Cancer Center
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CANCER CENTER Developer: City of Phoenix General contractor: Hensel Phelps Architect: ZGF Architects Location: NWC of Seventh and Fillmore streets, Phoenix Size: 250,000 SF The $135M, 6-story UA Cancer Center will be the latest addition to Downtown Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus. UA will partner with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and provide inpatient care and clinical operations.… Read More →

Multi-Family: San Marquis

San Marquis, AZRE September/October 2011
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SAN MARQUIS Developer: Mark-Taylor/Kitchell General contractor: Mark-Taylor Development Architect: ADG Location: SWC of Rural and Baseline roads, Tempe Size: 229,093 SF The $28M Mark-Taylor/Kitchell venture is a 229-unit luxury apartment community. It will feature 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units ranging from 654 SF to 1,442 SF. Expected completion is 3Q 2012.

Education: Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center

Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, AZRE September/October 2011
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ARCADIA NEIGHBORHOOD LEARNING CENTER Developer: Scottsdale Unified School District General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Architect: Corgan Associates Location: 3811 N. 44th St., Scottsdale Size: 61,877 SF The $16M project will be a K-8 campus rebuild and will include a new, 2-story classroom building and full-size multipurpose building. Subcontractors include Echo Canyon Electrical, Stone Cold Masonry, TD Industries and Hardrock Concrete.… Read More →

Education: Arizona School For The Arts

ASA Phase 4, AZRE September/October 2011
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ARIZONA SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS General contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc. Architect:  Orcutt | Winslow Location: 5th St. and McDowell, Phoenix Size: 25,700 SF Phase 4 of the $3.3M project at the college preparatory and performing arts charter school includes completion of the final classroom building. With the completion of the 4-story building, the school will become independent from… 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 →