Southwest Architectural Builders Archives

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

Luhrs, WEB

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

New University Of Phoenix Campus Opens, Offers Technologically Advanced Classrooms

University of Phoenix - Sperling Center

The University of Phoenix unveiled its new, one-of-a-kind campus — the John Sperling Center for Educational Innovation. This award-winning facility provides students with technologically advanced, yet practical learning environments, or “classrooms without boundaries.” The campus, at 1625 Fountainhead Parkway, Fountainhead Corporate Center, in Tempe, celebrated its grand opening yesterday. Fountainhead won the 2012 RED Award… Read More →

Best Redevelopment Project 2010


300 M The 300 M redevelopment project reused an existing building and transformed it into a modern, functional focal point for the neighborhood. With an extremely limited budget, Studio Darek transformed the 1950’s-era structure into an urban mixed-use building, designed around the needs of a community of high-energy residents. A theme that dominates the transformation… Read More →