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West-MEC Southwest Campus to break ground Feb. 6

McCarthy Building Companies recently began a $50 million new construction project, including site plan and infrastructure layout, for Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) in conjunction with architect DLR Group. The West-MEC Southwest Campus project, which will be located at I-10 and Verrado Way in Buckeye, Ariz., will eventually serve 650 students in 12 to 14 different programs (including secondary education, post-secondary education and industry training).

CAMPUS ENTRY FINALThe first phase of construction begins this month and will be completed in December 2015. Phase I includes a 32,000-square-foot, two-story Sustainable Energy building. Programs taught in this building may include energy programs that have a curriculum focused on electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and flow loop applications. Phase I also includes a 12,500-square-foot, two-story Student Services Building. This building will feature a presentation and demonstration space with a capacity of up to 400people.

The second phase of construction, estimated for completion in August 2016, will include an Industrial Technology building with 23,000-square-feet of space and 10,000 square feet of outdoor work space. Programs taught in this building may include carpentry,electrical and plumbing trades. Phase II will also include a Health Occupations building with 16,000 square feet of space for medical assisting and medicalrecords programs.

Future phases will include buildings for STEM, veterinary assisting, auto/transportation programs and cosmetology/personal services. The entire campus at build out will feature 167,000 square feet of building space and is situated on a 20-acre campus.

The West-MEC Southwest Campus is one of four projects for the career and technical public school district funded by a $74.9 million voter-approved bond in 2012.

“With the addition of our Southwest Campus, West-MEC will have specialized career and technical facilities to improve the educational experience for our students. Each program offered at this campus will be aligned to industry standards and equip students will technical skills and career certifications that will lead to jobs,” said West-MEC Superintendent Gregory Donovan. “We have a strong partnership with McCarthy Building Companies and the DLR Group. They see the value in developing a skilled, sustainable workforce that is well prepared for high-demand jobs.”

“As a general contractor, we’re especially proud to be working on this project. It’s clear there is a demand for skilled workers in various industries, including the construction industry, that are served by the Career and Technical Education programs West-MEC offers,” said Justin Kelton, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies Southwest Division. “This new campus will provide a wealth of opportunities for skilled learning in the southwest Valley.”

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AZRE announces 2015 RED Awards finalists

Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards.

For tickets to this year’s RED Awards, click here.

After lively debate and a few unanimous decisions among this year’s selection committee, AZRE proudly announces the 2015 RED Award finalists are, in alphabetical order:

Congratulations to this year’s contending projects:
Adelante Healthcare Peoria
Banner Estrella New Tower Addition
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Phase II Clinic Expansion
Bottled Blonde/Livewire
Broadstone Lincoln
Chandler Regional Medical Center
CityScape Residences
College Avenue Commons
Coyote Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus
CyrusOne, Building 4
General Motors IT Innovation Center
GoDaddy Global Technology Center
Great Hearts Academies, Arete Preparatory Academy
Heritage Marketplace
Lewis Prison Complex Expansion
Liberty Center at Rio Salado
Marketplace at Lincoln & Scottsdale
Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center
MZ
Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility
Phoenix Sky Train Stage 1A
SkySong, The ASU Innovation Center — SkySong 3
Start @ West-MEC, Innovation Center
Sun Devil Marketplace
Sunset Heights Elementary School
Sussex Properties for TLC Label
The Newton
University of Arizona—McKale Center Renovation
University of Arizona—Old Main renovation

And the companies that have been nominated as finalists with the above projects:
ADM Group
AECOM
Alliance Residential Builders
Alliance Residential Company
Ameris Construction
Architekton
Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona Department of Administration
AV3 Design
Axis Projects Corporation
Balmer Architectural Group
Banner Health
Butler Design Group
BWS Architects
Cam-8, LLC
Carollo Engineers
Cawley Architects, Inc.
Chasse Building Team
City of Phoenix
Corgan Associates, Inc.
CyrusOne Inc.
Dick & Fritsche Design Group
Dignity Health
DLR Group
DPR Construction
Emc2 Architects Planners, PC
Evening Entertainment Group
Fanning Howey
Fimbres Studio
Follett Higher Education Group
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Gensler
Great Hearts Academies
HKS, Inc.
Hunt Construction, an AECOM Company
Iconic Design Studio

Intel Corporation
JAVCON
JE Dunn Construction
John Douglas Architects
Jones Studio
Kitchell
Layton Construction Co., Inc.
Liberty Property Trust
LGE Design Build
Maricopa Community Colleges
Mark IV Capital
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McCarthy Kiewit Joint Venture
MD Heritage LLC
Modus Development
Mortenson Construction
Okland Construction
ORB Architecture, LLC
Orcutt | Winslow
Peoria Unified School District
PHArchitecture
Plaza Companies
Poster Frost Mirto
RED Development
RJM Construction
RSP Architects
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
SmithGroupJJR
Sundt Construction, Inc.
Sussex Properties
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Venue Builders
Venue Projects
Wespac Construction Inc.
West-MEC

 

Brokerage Team Finalists

CBRE
Pat Feeney, Dan Calihan and Rusty Kennedy
Todd Fogler, Ryan Eustice and Jami Savage-Gray
Tom Adelson, Jim Fijan, Jerry Robert and Corey Hawley

CPI
Leroy Breinholt
Trent Rustan
Tyson Breinholt

Cushman & Wakefield
Chris Toci and Chad Littell
Jackie Orcutt, John Grady and Mackenzie Ford
Larry Downey

DTZ
Mike Haenel, Andy Markham and Will Strong
Robert Buckely, Tracy Cartledge, Steve Lindley

JLL
Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg
Bill Honsaker, Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg
Dave Seeger, Karsten Peterson and Mark Gustin
John Bonnell and Brett Abramson
Mark Detmer and Bo Mills
Pat Harlan, Steve Sayre and Kyle Westfall
Pat Williams, Steve Corney, Vicki Robinson and Andrew Medley

Lee & Associates
Craig Coppola and Andrew Cheney

Velocity Retail
Andy Kroot
Darren Pitts and Dave Cheatham

The project and brokerage team winners will be announced at the RED Awards reception on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort between 6 and 8 p.m. At the event, winners of AZRE’s 2015 developer, general contractor, architect and subcontractor of the year awards will also be announced.

Tickets are now available for the RED Awards. here for more information.

West-MEC

New to Market: January, February 2014

1  |  Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)
Developer: Western Maricopa Education Center
General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: DLR Group
Location: 1617 W. Williams Dr., Phoenix
Size: 84,000 SF remodeled, 40,000 SF constructed
Value: $18M
Start/Completion: October 2013 to July 2014
The West-MEC Northeast Campus is one of four planned projects for the career and technical public school district funded by a $74.9M voter-approved bond. The Northeast Campus will host programs for veterinary assisting, medical assisting, HVAC-R and auto collision industries. The district will also provide programs such as construction technology, electrical, plumbing, and pharmacy assisting at the Northeast Campus.
Construction began in October and will be complete in July 2014. This includes remodeling two existing 71,000 SF and 13,000 SF buildings as well as adding two new buildings, totaling 23,000 SF and 17,000 SF.
The larger existing building has two stories and will be transformed into classrooms, teacher spaces and technical labs. The smaller building will be remodeled into an auto repair training facility with vehicle lifts, classrooms and working labs. The new 23,000 SF building will house a veterinarian program with lab space, animal holding rooms, surgery and waiting rooms. The new 17,000 SF building will house training programs for auto repair with a paint booth, classrooms, technical labs and workspace.
The campus will be incorporating energy-efficient components to reduce operating costs. An upgrade to a more effective lighting system will increase the light output while decreasing the wattage and energy consumption. The district will be receiving a rebate from APS for its energy-saving efforts.

2  |  Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center

EMCC Performing Arts Center

EMCC Performing Arts Center

Developer: Maricopa County Community College District
General contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Orcutt Winslow
Location: 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale
Size: 30,000 SF
Value: $9.7M
Start/Completion: December 2013 to November 2014
The new performing arts center is a 30,000 SF free standing fine arts space at the heart of the Estrella Mountain Community College campus. The new building will serve as a bookend to the student mall at the center of the campus master plan. In addition to the 300-seat performance area with professional style crossover orchestra pit and pit lift platform, the state-of-the-art building features a comprehensive performing arts support space including a black box performance studio complete with pipe grid and theatrical accessories such as digital projection; a dance studio with Marley dance surfacing; a costume design and fabrication lab; a tech lab for digital audio, video and digital scene production; performer support areas and dressing rooms; backstage support space and a scene shop for complete theatrical production, scenery construction and stagecraft.

3  |  Great Hearts Academy – Cicero Campus

Great Hearts

Great Hearts

Developer: De Rito Partners Development
General Contractor: Chasse Building Team
Architect: Gensler
Location: NWC Loop 101 & Indian Bend Road, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Size: 85,000 SF
Brokerage Firm: Keyser/Mulhern Development Team
Value: $10M
Start/Completion: December 2013 to July 2014
This K-12 charter school will cater to 1,200 children in an area that was once occupied by a Chuck E. Cheese at the Pavilions Shopping Center. Phase I will accommodate students in grade K-7 and Phase II to 12th grade. The non-profit tuition-free charter school will open in August 2014 for fall semester.

4  | ASU Law School

Arizona Center for Law and Society. Photo courtesy / ©ATCHAIN for Ennead architects

Arizona Center for Law and Society. Photo courtesy / ©ATCHAIN for Ennead architects

Developer: Arizona State University
General Contractor: DPR Construction

Architect: Ennead Architects and Jones Studio
Location: Taylor and First streets, Phoenix
Size: 260,000 SF
Value: $129M
Start/Completion: TBD to 2016
The Arizona Center for Law and Society is dedicated to educate students and citizens on the importance of the law in shaping civil society. The six-story, 260,000 SF complex will have its main entry at the corner of Taylor and First streets. State-of-the-art facilities include academic classrooms, a law library, legal clinics, a Great Hall for public events, and a nonprofit “teaching” law firm dedicated to helping to bridge the gap students face in the transition from law school to law practice.

5  |  NextFort Chandler Data Centers

NextFort Phoenix Data Center

NextFort Phoenix Data Center

Developer: NextFort Ventures
General contractor: SunState Builders
Architect: Butler Design Group
Location: 2600 W. Germann Rd., Chandler
Size: 130,000 SF
Brokerage Firm: CBRE
Value: $30M
Start/Completion: Q3’2012 to Q4’2013
The NextFort Chandler Data Center is a tier-3 facility with innovative designs in power distribution, cooling and facilities architecture to achieve up to 40 percent better energy efficiency than traditional data centers. Unlike conventional data centers that deploy cages on a raised floor area to secure each customer, NextFort provides a concrete and steel dedicated data center suite (NextFort HCSSM) to provide security and isolation to each customer. Tenants have the capability to control the following in the data center suite through a secure portal: temperature, humidity, outside air control, physical access, security cameras and power usage.

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McCarthy Breaks Ground on West-MEC Campus

McCarthy Building Companies recently began an $18M new construction and renovation project at the Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Northeast Campus located at 1617 W. Williams Drive in Phoenix.

The West-MEC Northeast Campus is one of four planned projects for the career and technical public school district funded by a $74.9M voter-approved bond. The Northeast Campus will host programs including veterinary assisting, medical assisting, HVAC-R, and auto collision industries. In future years, the district will also provide programs such as construction technology, electrical, plumbing, and pharmacy assisting at the Northeast Campus.

“With the addition of our Northeast Campus, West-MEC will have specialized career and technical facilities to improve the educational experience for our students. Each program offered at this campus will be aligned to industry standards and equip students will technical skills and career certifications that will lead to jobs,” said West-MEC Superintendent Gregory Donovan. “We have a strong partnership with McCarthy Building Companies and the DLR Group; they see the value in developing a skilled, sustainable workforce that is well prepared for high-demand jobs.”

Construction began last month and is set to complete in July 2014. This includes remodeling two existing buildings comprising of 71,000 square feet and 13,000 square feet respectively, as well as, adding two new buildings, totaling 23,000 square feet and 17,000 square feet.

The larger existing building has two stories and will be transformed into classrooms, teacher spaces and technical labs. The smaller building will be remodeled into a new auto repair training facility with vehicle lifts, classrooms and working labs. The new 23,000  SF building will house a veterinarian program with lab space, animal holding rooms, surgery and waiting rooms. The new 17,000 square-foot building will provide training programs for auto collision repair with a paint booth, classrooms, technical labs and workspace.

The campus will be incorporating energy-efficient components to reduce operating costs. An upgrade to a more effective lighting system will increase the light output while decreasing the wattage and energy consumption. The district will be receiving a rebate from APS for its energy-saving efforts.

“This is our third project with the West-MEC and DLR team,” said Justin Kelton, Education Services team leader for McCarthy Building Companies Southwest Division. “We completed West-MEC’s Aviation Training Center in April 2011, and are in the final stages of a new classroom building on that campus. The Northeast campus is a particularly exciting project because one of the programs that will be available at the campus is West-MEC’s construction technology curriculum, so building the venue where our future workforce will be trained is a special opportunity,” he added.