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The Residences at CityScape Rising Amid the Downtown Phoenix Skyline


  RED Development is bringing the final phase of CityScape into focus as it begins construction on 224 residential apartments atop the newly opened Hotel Palomar — The Residences at CityScape. The project marks completion of the $500M mixed-use destination after seven years of development. Earlier this year, RED began construction on the 14-story apartment… Read More →

Working Internationally: Designs on the International Market

Working Internationally - AZRE Magazine November/December 2011
by in Associations

AIA Arizona members are bringing their skills to the global stage by working internationally. From Tucson to Phoenix, the rush and excitement of working internationally has hit Arizona architectural firms. With projects in a range of countries from China to France, AIA Arizona  members are bursting upon the global scene and blazing a trail of… Read More →

AIA Arizona: Sharing Success

AIA Arizona - AZRE Magazine November/December 2011
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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… Read More →

People To Know 2011 Industry Leaders And Photos

People to Know 2011 Reception & Awards Ceremony
by in Award Events

AZRE Magazine’s People to Know 2011 reception and awards ceremony was held on November 10, 2011 at the Scottsdale Waterfront. In attendance was Arizona’s largest local and national real estate audience, including the following People to Know recipients: attorneys, accountants, city planners, property managers, economic developers and brokers. Throughout the night, we also announced the… Read More →

Industrial: Gestamp Solar Steel

Gestamp Solar Steel, AZRE May/June 2011
by in Industrial

GESTAMP SOLAR STEEL General contractor: Mortenson Construction Architect: SmithGroup Location: Peoria Ave. and Dysart Rd., on Solar Canyon Way, Surprise Size: 75,000 SF manufacturing; 6,000 SF office ground floor with vacant 6,000 SF on second floor for expansion The first phase of the $6M project is 75,000 SF of high bay manufacturing space, with a 12,000… Read More →

Speaker: Mark Kranz ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Mark Kranz, SmithGroup Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP, is the design principal and lead designer for the Phoenix office of SmithGroup’s Higher Education and Science and Technology Studios.  Mark’s work has been published locally, regionally and nationally. He speaks publicly about sustainable design strategies for laboratory and academic facilities, and his work is consistently recognized… Read More →

Speaker: Mark Roddy ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Mark Roddy, SmithGroup Mark Roddy, AIA, a design principal and lead designer for the Phoenix office of SmithGroup’s Office Workplace Studio, has over 18 years in the architectural field. Mark received his bachelor degree from the University of Arizona in 1991 and a Masters in Architecture from UCLA in 1996. He has taught architecture design… Read More →

Best Office Project 2011

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by in Events | Real Estate

Chandler City Hall Developer: City of Chandler Contractor: Sundt Construction Architect: SmithGroup Size: 125,000 SF Location: 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler Completed: October 2010 Chandler City Hall is a low-to-mid-rise complex consisting of administrative offices, a public TV studio and Council Chambers. City Hall is a modern, efficient and environmentally appropriate building. The complex is… Read More →

Best Education Project 2011

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by in Events | Real Estate

Sedona-Oak Creek Red Rock High School Performing Arts Center Developer: Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Architect: Orcutt-Winslow Size: 23,000 SF Location: 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona Completed: August 2010 Red Rock High School’s new Performing Art Center combines sustainable building strategies and state-of-the-art technology for students and the community,… Read More →

Carbon as the New Metric for Measuring Building Performance

National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Science & Technology Facility, SmithGroup, Carbon Measurements
by in Green | Real Estate

The design of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Science & Technology Facility along with on-site generation of renewable energy and purchase of green power has yielded a carbon reduction of 95 percent or 6 lbs/sf/yr. The stakes are high! There is an increased sense of urgency to address the problem of global climate change.… Read More →

After Hours: Kristy Kevitt

Kristy Kevitt - AZRE Magazine November/December 2010
by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

After Hours: Kristy Kevitt Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. To nominate a colleague, request an After Hours form from Peter Madrid, Kristy Kevitt Principal, Business Development, SmithGroup. Born in Witchita, Kan. Attended Kansas State University in… Read More →

REAP What You Sow: The Benefits Of Asset Repositioning

Asset Repositioning - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Construction

When it comes to the bottom line, companies that want to be in the black — go green. As building owners, developers, brokers and designers, the industry is trying to re-define how they do business to stay in business, and it is vital that these efforts align with the paradigm toward green building. Existing assets… Read More →

Ranking Arizona: 2010 Hall Of Fame

Ranking AZ 2010

These Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame Inductees have been ranked No. 1 for 10 years. Congratulations to our Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame Inductees! Corporate Job Bank Insight Moon Valley Nursery New Horizons of Arizona Salt Cellar Restaurant Schumacher European SmithGroup Target Commercial Interiors Gainey Village Health Club & Spa Best of the Best Awards 2010 Ranking… Read More →

Architect Of The Year 2010


SmithGroup Winner of Best Medical Project: Banner Ironwood Medical Center Winner of Best Educational Project: ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation Winner of Best Office Project: One Central Park East SmithGroup ranks as the 7th largest architecture and engineering firm in the United States and employs 800 professionals. The firm is composed of client… Read More →