SmithGroupJJR Archives

Four architectural firms work to reimagine an entire floor at Renaissance Square

Renaissance Square
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Office

Renaissance Square’s “outdated image” is getting reimagined by four architectural groups, which were selected by the office development’s latest owners to design the entire fourth floor of Renaissance One. Video courtesy of Oaktree Capital – Renaissance Square from Lee & Associates Arizona on Vimeo. The redesigns, dubbed “Project Future,” will turn the 18,379-square-foot fourth floor… Read More →

How Midtown Phoenix turned into a submarket hotspot

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

The seeds for Midtown’s success were planted more than a decade ago. The downturn brought a drought to the real estate market, but with a slow and steady recovery acting as the rain, those seeds are now growing and spurring additional growth. A culmination of factors led to the re-gentrification of Midtown, which is now… Read More →

Resimmercial design brings the feeling of home to the office

Instead of bringing your work home with you, this office trend brings home to the office. As the latest workplace trends enable employees to work where, when and how they want based on their flex schedules and unique preferences, office furniture manufactures like Allsteel are using “resimmercial design” to create a welcoming, comfortable home-like environment… 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 →

SmithGroupJJR promotes 3 to principal in Phoenix

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has elevated Bryan Jehling, Russ Sanders and Robert Thompson to principal at the firm’s Phoenix office.  Bryan Jehling, PE, LEED AP Bryan Jehling is an electrical engineering lead at the Phoenix office. With more than 25 years of experience, primarily in the healthcare, data center… Read More →

AAED to examine self-driving cars

Waymo self-driving car

The impact of self-driving cars and other vehicle technologies on Arizona will be examined at the Arizona Association for Economic Development‘s (AAED) February luncheon. Speakers will discuss self-driving cars, and new transportation partners that are operating in the state, as well as Arizona taking the charge with these emerging technologies. The luncheon, on Feb. 14… 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 →

Brokers picked for 18-acre Tempe bio and tech hub

Tempe
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

The Boyer Company, in partnership with SmithGroupJJR and Okland Construction, has awarded Cushman & Wakefield the marketing and leasing assignment for TCA Technology Park, a planned 18-acre biomedical and technology campus in Tempe, Ariz. Cushman & Wakefield Directors Mark Stratz and Scott Baumgarten have the lease assignment for Tempe’s first biomedical and technology campus. “The Boyer Company and the members… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces mentor program protégés

NAIOP Arizona
by in AZRE Magazine

The 2016-2017 NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders Mentor Program protégés have been announced, and the 16 young professionals come from all corners of the Valley’s commercial real estate industry. Each protégé was selected to participate in the year-long program in which they will attend educational seminars and complete a full scale development project by the end… Read More →

What makes the Foundation for Blind Children a Project to Know?

Foundation for Blind Children
by in AZRE Magazine

Some people don’t know the Foundation for Blind Children exists in North Phoenix despite being one of the largest preschools in the country, which motived the construction project to make itself more visible to the public. March Ashton, CEO of FBC, was looking for a “wow factor” and SmithGroupJJR delivered. “Two years ago, I approached… Read More →

Michelle Acosta joins SmithGroupJJR

Michelle Acosta
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Architecture, engineering and planning firm, SmithGroupJJR, hired Michelle Acosta, AIA, EDAC, as project manager at the firm’s Health Studio in Phoenix. Acosta returns to Phoenix after three years at HDR, Los Angeles, where she was a project architect/manager working on a variety of healthcare facility types in tandem with leading medical planning efforts and user group… Read More →

Tempe selects developers for bio, tech campus

Tempe
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The City of Tempe moved forward with seeking the development of the city’s first biomedical and technology campus on 18 acres of Tempe land west of the Tempe Center for the Arts. On Thursday, the City Council selected a partnership of three businesses to negotiate with the city on a development agreement. The selected development… Read More →

And the 2016 winners of RED Awards are …

by in AZRE Magazine

Every year, AZRE magazine recognizes the best projects, leading brokerage teams and top companies in Arizona commercial real estate at the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. On Thursday March 3, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, AZRE magazine presented the 11th annual RED Awards. Take a look at our 2016 winners.   Photos: Mike Mertes… Read More →

SmithGroupJJR promotes Michael Krager to principal

SmithGroupJJR
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

SmithGroupJJR, an architecture, engineering and planning firm, promoted Michael Krager, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP to principal at the firm’s Phoenix office. Michael Krager is a staff leader at the Phoenix office and has over 28 years of experience within the design community. His expertise encompasses commercial, higher education, healthcare, laboratory and sports facilities, to name a few.… Read More →