SmithGroupJJR Archives

Brokers picked for 18-acre Tempe bio and tech hub

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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 …

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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 →

SmithGroupJJR promotes 6 to vice president

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by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, promoted Martha dePlazaola Abbott, Mark Adams, Vince Avallone, Kathleen Hudson-Beitz, Mary Jukuri and Tim Tracey to vice president. Martha dePlazaola Abbott, LEED AP, was promoted to vice president and retains her role as leader of the Workplace Studio at SmithGroupJJR’s Phoenix office. Abbott is… Read More →

Environmental Excellence Awards honor state’s best

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The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP. The project is the first Made in America streetcar in nearly 60 years. Arizona Forward celebrated its 35th milestone anniversary of this historic program, in addition to the competition’s… Read More →

Project News: May 2015-June 2015

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UP AND UP Sundt Construction has been selected as the construction manager at risk for Tucson Airport’s terminal upgrade beginning in late 2015. The construction budget is between $18M and $23M. Chandler gets its wings Chandler approved a 50-year ground lease with WingSpan Aviation Center at Chandler Municipal Airport. The first phase of the project… Read More →

Mike Medici moves to SmithGroupJJR’s corporate leadership team

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Michael L. Medici, AIA, Russell P. Sykes, PE and Troy D. Thompson, AIA will assume managing partner roles for SmithGroupJJR effective May 18, 2015 upon their election by the Board of Directors. The three promotions represent an internal succession process started six years ago, and marks the continued evolution of the culture and organization of… Read More →

SmithGroupJJR gets new health studio leader

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

SmithGroupJJR, an architecture, engineering and planning firm, has promoted Craig Passey, AIA, to leader of the Health Studio at its Phoenix office. He succeeds Mark Patterson, who recently was elevated to become the firm’s international Health Practice leader. Passey has over 20 years of experience in architectural planning and design and is recognized for his… Read More →

Ground breaks on Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial

AZ Fallen Firefighter Memorial

On March 6, ground will break on the first statewide memorial dedicated to the courage and memory of Arizona firefighters and paramedics who gave their lives in service of others.  To date, 105 firefighters and paramedics have lost their lives in Arizona since 1902. Two Arizona sculptors – Rusty Bowers from Mesa and Paul Olesniewicz… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Best Office Project

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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 →