Members of the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) continued to break ground and cut ribbons throughout 2022, into 2023 and continuing on into 2024, despite persistent supply chain challenges and labor constraints. Here are just a few of the more noteworthy projects — in alphabetical order — that ABA members are currently working on or have worked on in the past year. 

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Arizona Department of Corrections 

General contractor: Concord General Contracting

Architect: LEA Architects

Subcontractors: JFK Electric, Pete King, Spectra Flooring, BP Mechanical, and Skinner Interior

Location: 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

Start: January 2022

Completion: January 2023

Inside look: This project was a four-story, 80,000-square-foot renovation. The scope consisted of new mechanical, plumbing, and electrical upgrades throughout the building including a new SES and back-up generator. Card reader access was added at approximately 70 doors, and smash and bullet resistant film was installed for upgraded security.

ASU Mill Avenue Parking Structure (MAPS). (Provided image)

ASU Mill Avenue Parking Structure (MAPS)

General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: DFDG Architects

Subcontractors: Tyler Reinforcing, Sun Valley Masonry, Arizona Elevator Solutions, Resolute Steel, RH Dupper Landscaping

Location: 10th St. and Mill Ave., Tempe

Start: May 2022

Completion: October 2023

Inside look: The Mill Avenue Parking Structure replaces 700 surface-lot parking spaces by adding 1,205 parking spaces in a six-level structure. Parking will provide spaces central to Downtown Tempe, including numerous buildings on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus. ASU’s commitment to sustainability is emphasized throughout this structure.  

Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower Expansion

General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: Dibble Engineering, PK Associates, AmFab Steel, MKB, AROK

Location: 1900 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert

Start: February 2021

Completion: Early 2023

Inside look: The 310,000-square-foot project, which utilized integrated project delivery, essentially doubled the size of the medical center campus, addressing growing needs for women’s services and cancer care by bringing an additional patient tower, and expanded diagnostics and treatment area, and more parking.

Cactus Road Improvements: Cotton Lane to Reems Road

General contractor: DCS Contracting

Architect: Kimley-Horn & Associates

Subcontractors: TBD

Location: Cactus Road, Cotton Lane to Reems Road, Surprise

Start: November 2023 (anticipated)

Completion: November 2024 (anticipated)

Inside look: This project will build Cactus Road to its ultimate six lane arterial configuration from Cotton Lane to Reems Road and create a unified appearance and improve safety along a major route within Surprise.

HelloFresh/Factor75 Meal Production and Fulfillment Plant

General contractor: R.T. Milord Company 

Architect: Bosz Arch, Inc. 

Subcontractors: Crawford Mechanical Services 

Location: 14170 W. Yuma Rd., Goodyear

Start: September 2022

Completion: August 2023

Inside look: Crawford Mechanical Services completed the mechanical and plumbing scopes for a 324,000-square-foot industrial retrofit HelloFresh/Factor75 cold storage and meal production and fulfillment plant. Utilizing prefabrication processes Crawford Mechanical was able to reduce the mechanical and plumbing construction schedule by several weeks on a project that already had an aggressive fast track build schedule.

MIND 24-7. (Provided photo)

MIND 24-7

General contractor: SDB Contracting Services

Architect: Cox James Architects

Subcontractors: SDB Custom Millwork, CEI Electrical Services, Harris Mechanical Company, Sierra Glass Co., Riddle Painting & Coating

Location: 10046 N. Metro Pkwy. W, Phoenix

Start: May 2022

Completion: May 2023

Inside look: MIND 24-7 can help anyone in need of mental health care. The former 30,000-square-foot fitness center was transformed into a state-of-the-art treatment center with safety features, anti-ligature hardware and fixtures, curved walls, high-end finishes and a calming palette.

City of Phoenix 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant – Plant 2B Rehabilitation

General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: Hazen & Sawyer

Subcontractors: Advanced Demolition, The Truesdell Corporation, Penington Painting Company

Location: 5615 S. 91st Ave., Tolleson

Start: Q2 2023

Completion: Q1 2026

Inside look: The City of Phoenix, in conjunction with Hazen & Sawyer and McCarthy Building Companies, is completing a rehabilitation piping systems, mechanical equipment, structures and supports, electrical feed and distribution systems, and control systems at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant.  

Mountain Park Health Center – Glendale Clinic. (Provided photo)

Mountain Park Health Center – Glendale Clinic 

General contractor: Concord General Contracting

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: Echo Canyon, Crawford Mechanical Electrical, Torres Drywall and Framing, Falkbuilt Doors, and Spectra Flooring

Location: 6975 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale

Start: March 2022

Completion: June 2023

Inside look: The project consists of the new construction of a healthcare facility to promote community engagement, health and wellness. It has also been designed to accommodate a 7,000-square-foot addition in the future. Work on the project consists of a new single-story building, parking lots, landscaping, splash pad, playground and grass retention areas.

Somerton High School

General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: DLR Group / Arcadis

Subcontractors: DPE Construction, Haxton Masonry, Delta Diversified, Pacific Steel, McCarthy Mechanical

Location: 1093 W. Jefferson St., Somerton

Start: November 2021

Completion: June 2023

Inside look: Somerton High School will provide the City of Somerton with its first high school and the seventh for the Yuma Union High School District. The $58 million project features a 150,000-square-foot campus across 52 acres. In addition to the traditional auxiliary gym and sports facilities and fields, the high school will feature career and technical education classrooms, including those for culinary and welding education.

Sweetwater Avenue Improvements 

General contractor: DCS Contracting

Architect: Olsson Engineering

Subcontractors: Kimbrell Electric, Franklin Striping, Paveco, Ninyo & Moore, Metro Engineering & Survey

Location: Sweetwater Avenue from Loop 303 to Sarival Avenue, Surprise

Start: February 2022

Completion: February 2023

Inside look: This project for the City of Surprise was to construct a new section of Sweetwater Avenue with two lanes in each direction and a two-way left turn lane down the middle of the road. This section of Sweetwater Avenue provides an additional route for traffic in and out of the The Village at Prasada entertainment district.

University of Arizona Applied Research Building (ARB)

General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: Sturgeon Electric, Comfort Systems, Dibble Corporation, Magnum Paving, Martin White Griffis Engineers, Inc.

Location: 1420 E. Helen St., Tucson

Start: September 2012

Completion: March 2023

Inside look: The University of Arizona’s 89,000 square-foot facility is the new home for research in space exploration, advanced manufacturing and imaging technology. It provides the university with new and regionally unique research capabilities with state-of-the-art equipment and technology while also consolidating four colleges and eight interdisciplinary programs to one location.