The annual Real Estate & Development (RED) Awards are back, highlighting impressive projects completed in the last year and the owners, developers, architects and contractors who made these awe-inspiring projects possible. The 2021 RED Awards will take place virtually on Thursday, March 11, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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“The Phoenix commercial real estate market remains red hot as more companies are relocating and expanding across the Valley and state,” says AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “The growth has increased the demand across all sectors, which makes this one of the most competitive years in RED Awards history because there are so many great projects in contention.”

Premier sponsors for the 2021 RED Awards are DP Electric and Willmeng Construction. The virtual sponsor is DAVIS.

Winners will be unveiled at the 2021 RED Awards. To buy tickets, click here.

Here are the finalists for the 2021 RED Awards

West Point High School.

Best education project K-12

Pat Tillman Middle School Rebuild

McCarthy began construction in May 2019, demolishing five structures and renovating an existing space to house the administration building. It is important that Pat Tillman Middle School be a beacon for its students and its diverse community. Students played an integral role in the campus design, which celebrates this incredible diversity through a large sign in the lobby that exclaims “welcome.” Each letter is made up of smaller words of salutation in the 39 languages spoken by the school’s community.

Owner: Balsz School District

General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Project Manager: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: DLR Group

Subcontractors: Pete King Construction; Hawkeye Electric; Procon Professional Concrete; Irontree Construction; Progressive Roofing

Value: $17.1 million

Size: 70,000 SF

Location: 4309 E. Belleview St., Phoenix

Start/Completion: May 2019/Oct. 2020

Valley View Leadership Academy

The design and contracting teams worked closely with the school to ensure that disruption was minimized and potential constraints leveraged into incredible opportunities. One such challenge: Because the school was operational during construction, building on a tight footprint presented an opportunity to design the media center on the second floor, which offers incredible views to South Mountain.

Owner: Roosevelt Elementary School District

General Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: Orcutt | Winslow

Subcontractors: Sun Valley Masonry; RKS Plumbing & Mechanical; Pete King Construction Company; LR Cowan Concrete; Amber Steel

Value: $13,697,360

Size: 56,420 SF

Location: 8220 S. 7th Ave., Phoenix

Start/Completion: Sept. 2018/Jan. 2020

West Point High School

This high school is the newest addition to Tolleson Union High School District. In addition to classrooms and administrative spaces, this state-of-the-art building includes a two-story innovation center, modern flexible learning spaces, a performing arts center, and an artificial turf football stadium with a running track and grandstands for 4,000 fans. Baseball and softball fields and extensive site improvements were also included in the project.

Owner: Tolleson Union High School District

General Contractor: CHASSE Building Team

Architect: ADM Group

Value: $108 million

Size: 311,000 SF

Location: 11620 W. Encanto Blvd., Avondale

Start/Completion: Aug. 2019/May 2020

Higher education project of the year

Arizona State University Health Futures Center

The Health Futures Center is a three-story, ground-up medical learning facility built by DPR Construction for Arizona State University in partnership with Mayo Clinic. This collaborative center offers a new and innovative model for the future of healthcare professionals in which students are taught to treat patients through a whole-health model of mind, body and spirit.

Owner: Arizona State University

General Contractor: DPR Construction

Project Manager: DPR Construction

Architects: DFDG Architecture and CO Architects

Subcontrators: DPR Construction; Cannon and Wendt; Harris Mechanical; Suntec Concrete; Mercatus Lab Vendor

Value: $80 million

Size: 150,000 SF

Location: 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

Start/Completion: Jan. 2019/Oct. 2020

Arizona State University Lantana Hall

This innovative student housing and hub for student collaboration adds to the growing Polytechnic Campus. Lantana Hall has 179 sleeping units and includes shared amenity spaces, a BBQ courtyard area and a multi-use outdoor amphitheater. The project received the highest honor of LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for energy efficiency and sustainable features.

Owner: Arizona State University

Developer: Capstone Development Partners

General Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: Shepley Bulfinch

Subcontractors: Sun Valley Concrete; Hilty’s Electrical Contracting; Pete King Construction Company; JFN Mechanical Contracting; Integrated Structural Concepts

Lender: Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Value: $28.7 million

Size: 113,821 SF

Location: 5885 S. Twining, Mesa

Start/Completion: June 2019/Aug. 2020

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building

This nine-story building serves as a cutting-edge platform to build and foster collaborations among interdisciplinary teams of health professionals, students, faculty and researchers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Key features include a 1,000-person-capacity forum for special events that can be opened to the outdoors, 13 wet and dry research laboratory spaces, 57 classrooms/instruction halls, and “flipped classrooms” that accommodate 150 students for interactive learning

Owner: University of Arizona

General Contractor: Kitchell

Architect: CO Architects with Swaim Associates

Subcontractors: Baker Concrete; ISEC; Schuff Steel; Sun Mechanical;

TP Acoustics

Value: $131 million

Size: 226,000 SF

Location: 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson

Start/Completion: June 2016/May 2019


Best Industrial Project under 200,000 square feet

Laser Components

The project is the home of Laser Component’s Southwest US office, research and production facility. It incorporates complex gas, liquid chemical, electrical and air systems that are critical to the delicate processes of the company’s business. The building greets Nevada Street with a remarkable display of glass, solar-conscious metalwork and a smooth, light application of vertical spans of masonry with contrasting dark punctuation.

Owner: Laser Components

General Contractor: LGE Design Build

Project Manager: LGE Design Build

Architect: LGE Design Group

Subcontractors: Stoll Masonry,; Milam Glass Co.; Sonora Drywall; TCK Air Conditioning & Heating; Phoenix Commercial Electric

Value: $5 million

Size: 21,000 SF

Location: 2277 N. Nevada St., Chandler

Start/Completion: Q1 2019/Q3 2020

Longbow Gateway One

Architecturally, the building is compatible with the Longbow Business Park and Golf Course CC&Rs and design standards. It features thoughtful enhancements, including form liner around the glass entries, Corten steel accents throughout in the form of fencing and other metal features, and an abundance of beautiful desert landscaping.

Owner: The Opus Group

Developer: Opus Development Company

General Contractor: Okland Construction Company

Project Manager: Okland Construction Company

Architects: Opus Architecture & Engineering (core shell) and Ware Malcomb (TI buildout)

Brokerage firms: JLL; KBC Capital Advisors; CBRE

Size: 147,435 SF

Location: 3115 N. Higley Rd., Mesa

Start/Completion: March 2018/Nov. 2020

SkyBridge 106 & 107

The project features amenities that attract tenants, including but not limited to air cargo, e-commerce, manufacturing and aviation and defense specialists. Because
Lots 106 and 107 are runway-facing or runway-adjacent, development also required above-and-beyond coordination with national and international entities, such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Aviation Administration and Mexico’s Administracion General de Aduana.

Owner: SkyBridge Arizona

General Contractor: Graycor Construction Company

Project Manager: Graycor Construction Company

Architect: ADM Group

Subcontractors: Hilgart Wilson Engineering; SECON; Markade; Hardrock; Sonoran Drywall.

Brokerage firm: CBRE

Value: $14 million

Size: 124,288 SF

Location: 7852 E. Velocity Way, 6341 S. Downwind Circle, Mesa

Start/Completion: Oct. 2019/Dec. 2020

Best Industrial Project between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet

Goodyear Airport Industrial

The building consists of 36 foot clear height, 100% concrete fully secured truck courts, a full row of excess trailer parking on both sides of the building, 73 dock doors and four drive-in-doors. Architecturally, the structure showcases a unique design with its form liner covering on the front and standard concrete tilt with form liner squares to give an enhanced architectural aesthetic in the back.

Owner: The Opus Group

Developer: Opus Development Company

General Contractor: Opus Design Build

Project Manager: Opus Design Build

Architect: Opus Architecture & Engineering

Brokerage Firm: CBRE

Size: 450,619 SF

Location: 2250 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

Start/Completion: Jan. 2020/Dec. 2020

Park Aldea

The Park Aldea buildings are each able to house multiple tenants, if required, while also being big enough to meet the needs of a larger business that requires maximum square footage. The complex sits on more than 30 acres, and each building has a large dock-high truck court on one side that allows for multiple semitrailers to utilize the area at any given time.

Owner: Trammell Crow Company

Developer: Trammell Crow Company

General Contractor: Haydon Building Corp

Project Manager: Haydon Building Corp

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: Precision Glass; IKON Steel; Suntec Concrete; Panelized Structures, Inc.; Progressive Roofing

Value: $17.8 million

Size: 356,000 SF

Location: 10100, 10150, 10200, 10250 W. Montebello Ave., Phoenix

Start/Completion: Sept. 2019/June 2020


VB|143 is the first spec industrial development to deploy airborne and contact pathogen mitigation. The technology installed includes a sophisticated filtration system with rooftop mounted office AC air-handling units that mitigates viral and bacterial airborne pathogens. Additionally, UV-based lighting systems eliminate surface contaminants on desktops, cabinets and other surfaces, including washrooms. The same systems integrated in warehouse areas.

Owner: Baker Development Corporation

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: Riggs Contracting; Diversified Roofing Corporation; IKON Steel; Olympic West Fire Protection; Desert Structures

Brokerage Firm: JLL

Value: $15.5 million

Size: 326,000 SF

Location: 215-224 N. 143rd Ave., Goodyear

Start/Completion: Sept. 2019/April 2020

Best Industrial Project more than 500,000 square feet

Amazon Fulfillment Center

The fulfillment center includes 2.3 million square feet of finished floor space with four mezzanines containing products, which are picked by employees, moved along a system of conveyors, and then packaged and prepared for shipping. The fulfillment center also features an elevated processing level and office space. The building is equipped with conveying systems, automatic sorting capabilities and advanced robotics.

Owner: Prologis

Developer: Prologis

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Project Manager: Layton Construction

Architect: HPA Architects

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete; Shambaugh and Son Fire Protection; Schuff Steel; Ricor,; Gaylor Electric

Size: 2.3 million SF

Location: 580 S. 143rd Ave., Goodyear

Start/Completion: Nov. 2019/Nov. 2020

Chandler Airport Commerce Park

Phase one of this project includes three buildings totaling 337,840 square feet. Phase two consists of 201,400 square feet, bringing the total project square footage completed in 2020 to 539,240 square feet. The project offers secure concrete loading courts and high-quality design aesthetics, and the buildings provide a very efficient layout that effortlessly accommodates tenants.

Owner: Ryan Companies US

Developer: Ryan Companies US

General Contractor: Ryan Companies US

Project Manager: Ryan Companies US

Architects: Ware Malcomb, Ryan Companies US,

Subcontractors: Wilson Electric; West Coast Partitions; Riggs Companies; Olympic Fire Protection; Ace Asphalt

Brokerage Firms: Lee & Associates of Arizona; JLL

Size: 539,210 SF

Location: McQueen Rd. & Queen Creek Rd., Chandler

Start/Completion: Q2 2019/Q4 2020

Park303 Phase I

Designed at a time of historic demand for West Valley industrial space, Park303 Phase I was one of the first buildings in the Valley to offer two separate ­­— or one single — building footprints. With this in mind, Phase I was developed as two individual buildings comprising 705,531 square feet and 488,995 square feet.

Owner: Lincoln Property Company with Goldman Sachs

Developer: Lincoln Property Company

General Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Suncontractors: Hunter Engineering; Suntec Concrete; Reynolds Electric; Scotts Diversified Contracting; Apache Pipeline.

Brokerage Firm: Lincoln Property Company

Value: $120 million

Size: 1.25 million SF

Location: East side of Loop 303 between Bethany Home Rd. and Glendale Ave., Litchfield Park

Start/Completion: March 2020/Dec. 2020

PV 303 West II

An experienced developer (Merit Partners), an award-winning architect (Butler Design Group) and a four-decades-old general contract leader (Stevens-Leinweber Construction) combined — in the course of less than ten months — to construct the PV 303/West II shell building and accomplish a fast-track, 643,798-square-foot tenant improvement.

Owner: First Industrial Realty Trust

Developer: Merit Partners

General Contractor: Stevens-Leinweber Construction

Project Manager: Stevens-Leinweber Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete; Panelized Structures; Olympic West Fire Protection; Gunsight; TCK Air Conditioning and Heating

Brokerage Firms: CBRE and Colliers International in Arizona

Value: $31,404,000

Size: 643,798 SF

Location: 3550 N. Cotton Ln., Goodyear

Start/Completion: March 2020/Dec. 2020

The Hub

A clean, modern aesthetic was the intent for the overall design, which brings a fresh, cutting-edge approach to common tilt panel concrete construction. Each entry is wrapped in storefront glass that conveys natural daylight into the spaces. The facility includes both recessed truck docks and grade-level loading docks.

Owner: Clarius Partners

Developer: Creation

General Contractor: LGE Design Build

Project Manager: LGE Design Build

Architect: LGE Design Group

Subcontractors: Desert Structure; Suntec Concrete; North Star Pipelines;

Arc Steel, Speciality Roofing.

Brokerage Firm: JLL

Value: $59 million

Size: 793,000 SF

Location: 305 S. Bullard Ave., Goodyear

Start/Completion: Q2 2019/Q2 2020

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.

Hospitality project of the year

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

The Hilton Canopy Tempe is a cohesive taste of Arizona. The hotel offers touches of the local city scene, the surrounding natural desert and elements of regional history throughout. The exterior facade stands out, while the interior immerses the guest experience into the natural desert, resulting in a blending of both worlds that educates and inspires the hotel’s guests.

Owner: Driftwood Capital

General Contractor: SUNDT Construction

Project Manager: SUNDT Construction

Architect: Allen + Philp Partners

Subcontractors: SUNDT Concrete; TD Industries; Wilson Electric; MKB Construction; Western Millwork

Value: $65,304,000

Size: 172,972 SF

Location: 108 E. University Dr., Tempe

Start/COMPLETION: July 2018/March 2020

Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Tempe Downtown

Developed and built by Mortenson and designed by PK Architects, the eight-story hotel provides the more than four million annual Tempe visitors with a new place to stay, gather and enjoy city life within close proximity to sporting venues, retail and dining. Carrying the name of two Hyatt brands, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, this hotel offers 259 room in two styles: 154 Hyatt Place rooms and 105 Hyatt House rooms.

Owner: Apple Hospitality REIT

Developer: Mortenson MDI

General Contractor: Mortenson

Project Manager: Mortenson

Architect: PK Architects

Subcontractors: Specified Electrical Contractors; Hayes Mechanical; Suntec Concrete; Valiant Products Corporation; Pueblo Mechanical & Controls

Value: $64.6 million

Size: 156,611 SF

Location: 601 E. 6th St., Tempe

Start/Completion: Feb. 2019/Aug. 2020

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

The new casino expansion 30 miles east of Phoenix raises the bar for gaming choices in the region. The development, which replaced the Fort McDowell Casino, provides a state-of-the-art gaming experience and expands the amenities offered. The new casino features an elegant entertainment experience, combining natural colors with tribal theming and finishes in a composition that is distinctly modern.

Owner: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

General Contractor: Kitchell

Project Manager: Fort McDowell Gaming Enterprise

Architect: Thalden Boyd Emery Architects

Subcontractors: Desert Mountain Tile & Marble; E&K; ISEC; Sun Valley Masonry; Wilson Electric

Value: $114 million

Size: 210,000 SF

Location: 10438 Wekopa Way, Scottsdale

Start/Completion: July 2018/Sept. 2020

The Premiere at Eastmark.

Multifamily project of the year

7180 Optima Kierland

Optima Kierland presides over a lushly landscaped oasis, offering acres of verdant courtyards, a sparkling water feature at its base and a spectacular rooftop Sky Deck at its apex. Spacious private terraces accentuate the tower’s distinctive architecture on all sides, replete with the newest evolution of the signature Optima vertical landscape system. Between the dramatic backdrop of the desert mountains just beyond the doors and the vibrant plant life providing natural privacy, the boundary between indoors and out is blissfully blurred.

Owner: Optima

Developer: Optima

General Contractor: Optima

Architect: Optima

Brokerage Firm: Optima Realty

Value: $500 million

Size: 2.8 million SF

Location: 7180 E. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale

Start/Completion: 2018/Aug. 2020

RendezVous Urban Flats

This noteworthy revitalization project provides desirable rental urban flat units in the heart of Tucson. It is lauded by local Tucsonans for transforming an undeveloped office building site into the RendezVous plaza that merges residential, retail and office uses into a functional pedestrian space.

Owner: 1SC Partners

Developer: Aerie Development

General Contractor: UEB (Katerra)

Project Manager: UEB (Katerra)

Architect: DAVIS

Subcontractors: Ceco Concrete Construction;

Mirage Plastering; Interior Logic Group; Glass Unlimited; MDC Studio

Brokerage Firm: Aerie Development

Value: $27 million

Size: 129,994 SF

Location: 20 S. Stone Ave., Tucson

Start/Completion: June 2018/June 2020

The Premiere at Eastmark

Route 2 Builders brings a much-needed multifamily element to one of the fastest growing master-planned communities in the Southwest. The project design is completely unique and like nothing that the Phoenix area has ever seen. Owner Andrew Olson designed this place on a bar napkin and then brought it to life. This project has so much life to it and will only continue growing.

Owner: Route 2 Builders

Developer: PCS Development

General Contractor: Route 2 Builders

Project Manager: Route 2 Builders

Architect: Route 2 Builders

Subcontractors: JFN Plumbing;
RT Brown Mechanical; RED Concrete;
JR McDade; DBR Drywall

Value: $60 million

Size: 230,000 SF

Location: 9410 E. Ray Rd., Mesa

Start/Completion: Aug. 2019/Dec. 2020

Healthcare project of the year

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center

This state-of-the-art facility provides a much-needed

local community boost to in-patient bed demand.

The rapid design and construction schedule tell an amazing story of innovation, collaboration, integration and expertise among the project team, SmithGroup, Okland Construction and Banner Health. Additionally, the design excellence executed on this facility echoes the highest quality patient care delivered by Banner Health.

Owner: Banner Health

General Contractor: Okland Construction

Project Manager: SmithGroup

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: Jensen Hughes; A2O Food Service; PK Associates; Dibble Engineering;

Spectrum Irrigation

Value: $150 million

Size: 245,000 SF

Location: 1405 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler

Start/Completion: Jan. 2018/Oct. 2020

HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center

One of the more unique aspects of the project was its Integrated Project Delivery. From the onset of the pre-construction process, HonorHealth, CBRE, Devenney, McCarthy, LSW and key trade partners co-located to create a true “one team” environment. This early integration allowed the team to quickly review many different design ideas and options to ultimately land on the best solution for the owner. The facility offers 70 patient beds, a full diagnostic and treatment suite, and an outpatient surgery center.

Owner: HonorHealth

General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Project Manager: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: Devenney Group

Subcontractors: WD Manor; Delta Electric; Schuff Steel; AROK; Western Millwork

Value: $95 million

Size: 154,000 SF

Location: 19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix

Start/Completion: Jan. 2019/July 2020

Mercy Medical Commons II

This project has been a market maker in several ways. Located at a high visibility corner across the street from the 300 bed Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, the development set the highest land comparable in the trade area at the time of site acquisition, and this property is now commanding the highest lease rates for medical office space in the submarket.

Owner: MedProperties Group

Developer: MedProperties Group

General Contractor: Balfour Beatty

Project Manager: MedProperties Group

Architect: Ware Malcomb

Subcontractors: Carlson Glass; Division 3 Structures; Hawkeye Electric; RKS Plumbing; ACE Asphalt

Brokerage: Colliers International in Arizona

Size: 62,000 SF

Location: 3591 S. Mercy Rd., Gilbert

Start/Completion: April 2019/June 2020

The Americano.

Best Retail Project

H Mart

H Mart purchased a building that was in major disrepair. Formerly an Albertsons and Ultimate Consignment store, it has been renovated into a vibrant space that offers a variety of food, products and experiences. The store features Asian, American and Latin groceries, as well as a bakery, pharmacy, various small shops and an Asian food court. H Mart chose this Mesa location because of its easy access to transit, area development plans and a vibrant Asian community.

Owner: H Mart

General Contractor: Sigma Contracting

Project Manager: Sigma Contracting

Architect: CORBeL Architects

Subcontractors: Universal Piping; Advanced Demolition; Tri-Mega HVAC; State Electric; Melvin Concrete

Brokerage Firms: Eisenberg Company; Cambridge Properties

Value: $5.1 million

Size: 63,000 SF

Location: 1919 W. Main St., Mesa

Start/Completion: March 2019/

Jan. 2020

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Terminal Concessions/O.H.S.O. Brewery

Willmeng Construction and DWL Architects collaborated with Kind Hospitality and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to deliver a 2,145-square-foot tenant improvement for the airport that created a 510-square-foot exterior patio, dining area, bar and kitchen space. O.H.S.O. (Outrageous Home Brewer’s Social Outpost) Brewery is located in the mid-concourse at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, between Gates 7
and 8.

Owner: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport/Kind Hospitality

General Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Architect: DWL Architect + Planners

Value: $2.1 million

Size: 15,000 SF

Location: 6033 S. Sossaman Rd., Mesa

Start/Completion: Jan. 2020/March 2020

The Americano

LGE’s attention to detail and quality shines through on this high-end concept restaurant located in North Scottsdale. The 7,048-square-foot restaurant houses an open kitchen concept with a wood-fired grill that is used to create a flavorful selection of fine steaks and fish for guests, who enjoy a dining room that features luxurious leather booths or chairs with butcher block tables.

Owner: Creation

General Contractor: LGE Design Build

Project Manager: LGE Design Build

Architect: LGE Design Group

Subcontractors: Reeves Paperhanging; Interior Concepts; Sonora Drywall; Carlson Glass; Pinnacle Plumbing Contractors

Value: $2 million

Size: 7,048 SF

Location: 17797 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

Start/Completion: Q1 2019/Q1 2020

Trail House at Enchantment Resort

Trail House emerged from Gluckman Tang Architects’ vision to heighten the engagement between guests and the remarkable natural setting of Boynton Canyon. Trail House acts as the gathering point for resort guests wgi are interested in active exploration — through hiking or mountain biking — of the nearly 400 miles of trails and red rock vistas that are unique to Sedona.

Owner: Enchantment Group

General Contractor: PWI Construction

Architect: Gluckman Tang Architects

Subcontractors: ReCreate Companies; Roofing Southwest; Jarmer Electric; Brightview Landscaping; Concrete Finishing

Value: $2.5 million

Size: 4,100 SF

Location: 525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona

Start/Completion: Oct. 2019/July 2020

Recreation or Public Works Project of the Year

Eloy City Hall

SmithGroup engaged with the mayor, council, city leadership, staff and members of the community to ensure that the design process was inclusive and the project would reflect the values of all users and constituents. Through a series of workshops and surveys, we gained a better understanding of Eloy. Together, the team created a facility that reflects and honors the city’s cultural diversity and history.

Owner: City of Eloy

General Contractor: CORE Construction

Project Manager: Abacus Project Management

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: Caruso Turley Scott Structural Engineers; EPS Group; Speedie and Associates; The Sextant Group

Value: $8.5 million

Size: 17,800 SF

Location: 595 C St., Eloy

Start/Completion: Feb. 2017/Jan. 2020

Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant Phase III Expansion

This facility can now treat up to 30 million gallons per day of liquids and 38 million gallons per day of solids on an annual average flow basis. The project scope required more than 249,000 cubic yards of excavation and 92,100 cubic yards of backfill. The City of Mesa and Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek jointly own the treatment plant, while the City of Mesa maintains and operates the plant.

Owner: City of Mesa

General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Project Manager: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: Carollo Engineers

Subcontractors: Pipeline Video Inspection; Matrix Service; Prime Controls; Harris/Arizona Rebar; Progressive Services

Value: $170.7 million

Location: 4400 S. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert

Start/Completion: Nov. 2017/Nov. 2020

PHX Sky Train Maintenance Storage Facility

An addition to the existing facility, this new complex includes two light maintenance bays and one medium bay with pits, elevated platforms for the maintenance bays, office space for technician managers, a heavy storage area and a workshop. To support the added fleet, 5,800 lineal feet of additional guidebeam and running surface was installed throughout the yard.

Owner: City of Phoenix

Developer: Bombardier Transportation

General Contractor: The Weitz Company

Project Manager: The Weitz Company

Architect: Deutsch Architecture Group

Subcontractors: Brahma; Suntec Concrete;

Wilson Electric; Buesing; Pueblo Mechanical

Size: 41,748 SF

Location: 1111 S. 44th St., Phoenix

Start/Completion: Feb. 2019/Oct. 2020

Senior Living Project of the Year

Acoya Scottsdale at Troon

Acoya Troon offers contemporary interior finishes designed by award-winning Thoma-Holec Design, underground parking and numerous amenities. The garden level includes a music room, salon and spa, theatre and fitness room, while the first floor provides residents with a bistro, a great room, formal and private dining options, art therapy and a library.

Ownership: Cadence Living, Ryan Companies US, Starwood Capital Group

Developer: Ryan Companies US

General Contractors: Ryan Companies US

Project Manager: Ryan Companies US

Architect: Ryan A+E

Subcontractors: Thoma-Holec Design; Red Oak Plumbing; Western Underground; Hilty’s Electrical Contracting; Integrated Masonry; Breinholt Demolition

Size: 206,614 SF

Location: 14055 E. Pinnacle Peak Way, Scottsdale

Start/Completion: Nov. 2018/Sept. 2020

American Groves Senior Living

The project’s design, inspired by the agrarian nature of Gilbert, provides an inviting and comfortable venue for the operator’s Age in Place concept. The amenity program is strategically located at the cardinal points throughout the project to allow for equitable resident access. Amenities include dining and living rooms, a library, an art studio, a chapel/theater, a physical therapy center, a spa, a salon and lounge areas, among others.

Owner: American Care Concepts

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Mirabella at ASU

Mirabella at ASU is the first senior living community of its type in Arizona. It provides a unique environment that encourages alumni, their families and the general public across Arizona to join with the university community and partake in experiences similar to those from their college years. Opportunities are in place for residents and students to learn and grow from communal interaction with one another, facilitating open lines of communication and allowing learning to progress in both directions.

Owner: Pacific Retirement Services

Developer: Mirabella at ASU

General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Project Manager: McCarthy Building Companies

Architect: Ankrom Moisan

Subcontractors: Delta Diversified Electric; E&K of Arizona; KT Fabrication; Imcor Mechanical; Isec

Value: $167.1 million

Size: 613,992 SF

Location: 65 E. University Dr., Tempe

Start/Completion: May 2018/

Dec. 2020

Splendido Villas Phase 3

In addition to a variety of amenities, Splendido Villas feature open floor plans and high-end finishes, including stone facades, quartz countertops, custom oak entry doors, KitchenAid appliances and easy-to-maintain tile. Each unit has an individually controlled AC unit and a 24-hour emergency call system to ensure peace of mind for its tenants. Residents can select homes ranging in size from 1,450 square feet to 2,700 square feet.

Owner: Tucson Mather Plaza

Developers: The Plaza Companies; Mather LifeWays

General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of Arizona

Project Manager: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of Arizona

Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates

Subcontractors: Diversified Interiors of El Paso; Blanco Concrete; R.G. & Sons Plumbing; Millwork by Design; Conway Tile Company.

Brokerage Firms: The Plaza Companies; Mather LifeWays

Value: $33 million

Size: 108,620 SF

Location: 13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley

Start/Completion: Oct. 2018/Nov. 2020

Architect: Allen + Philp Partners

Subcontractors: Bold Framing; Integrity Electric; Design Drywall West; Tekstar; Roofing Southwest

Value: $23 million

Size: 107,138 SF

Location: 941 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert

Start/Completion: June 2019/Dec. 2020

Redevelopment Project of the Year

Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention

The main drivers for this project include enhancing campus connectivity by engaging the newly activated ground floor with surrounding campus malls; providing flexible spaces for learning, studying, collaborating, and making; and employing a resource efficient approach to all aspects of design. This meticulous renovation reinvents Hayden Library for the 21st century while honoring the iconic history of the campus landmark.

Owner: Arizona State University

General Contractor: Holder Construction Company

Project Manager: Ayers Saint Gross

Architect: Ayers Saint Gross

Subcontractors: Delta Diversified; TD Industries; Able Steel; Red Cedar; The Berg Group; KT Fabrication

Value: $90 million

Size: 252,600 SF

Location: 300 E. Orange Mall, Tempe

Start/Completion: March 2018/March 2020

Portales Corporate Center Amenity Center Expansion and Exterior Renovation

This tenant improvement and renovation includes a new amenity center for corporate center associate use, with a new tenant corridor. The amenity center lunch room socialization space now provides an enlarged kitchen/meal prep area, a variety of seating options for dining and socialization, and a storage area. The existing exterior corridor received a refresh with new finishes and light fixtures. It is a collaborative space where the tenants host anything from team-building parties to meet-and-greets with prospective clients.

Owner: Forum Capital

General Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Architect: DAVIS

Value: $3.5 million

Size: 3,000 SF

Location: 4900 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

Start/Completion: June 2019/June 2020

SRP Project Administration Building

Salt River Project’s Project Administration Building has served as a corporate headquarters and operational hub for oiver 60 years. As SRP has grown, prior building additions have added operational square footage but resulted in an inflexible interior layout. The design team developed a strategic vision using high-quality systems, innovative technologies and energy-efficient methods. The addition of high-caliber finishes results in a drastic improvement from the existing spaces.

Owner: Salt River Project

General Contractor: Mortenson Construction

Project Manager: Corgan

Architect: Corgan

Subcontractors: Delta Diversified; HACI Mechanical; IES Commercial; Performance Contracting; Western Millwork; Walters & Wolf

Size: 440,000 SF

Location: 1500 N. Mill Ave., Tempe

Start/Completion: 2012/2020


Office Interiors Project of the Year

Carvana HQ3

Utilizing a Scandinavian palette of clean white with pine accents, the design establishes a unique and welcoming space for Carvana staff to feel at home while at work. Design elements were created by incorporating off-the-shelf components into fully custom builds, such as the floating storefront conference room walls and hidden-pivot pine doors. Existing warehouse space was transformed into high-ceiling open offices, free-standing conference rooms and an indoor basketball court.

Owner: Carvana

General Contractor: Wespac Construction

Project Manager: Wespac Construction

Architect: RSP Architects

Subcontractors: Arizona Hardwood;

Castaldi Custom Millwork; Wilson Electric;

Sierra Glass; Door Works

Value: $5,452,620

Size: 50,374 SF

Location: 1305 W. First St., Tempe

Start/Completion: April 2019/Jan. 2020


The design aesthetic reflects DoorDash’s brand and culture with a focus on natural materials, such as polished concrete floors in common areas, exposed concrete columns and wood ceiling details that pay homage to the streets and avenues of the Phoenix neighborhoods where Dashers work tirelessly to deliver exceptional food to hungry customers. Portions of the exposed ceilings are visible throughout the space with floating ceiling clouds to help control acoustics.

Owner: DoorDash

Developer: Lincoln Property Company

General Contractor: Holder Construction

Architect: McCarthy Nordburg

Subcontractors: Energy Systems Designs; Workplace Resource Denver; Arizona Restaurant Supply; Airpark Signs

Brokerage Firm: Cushman and Wakefield

Value: $7.2 million

Size: 79,884 SF

Location: 1033 W. Roosevelt Way, Tempe

Start/Completion: May 2019/May 2020

Heard – Novel Coworking

The historic Heard Building was given new life starting in 2018 when Novel Coworking purchased the structure and began a renovation that restored the exterior and interiors to their former glory. The building was re-imagined into an upbeat office space for a co-working strategy that promotes flexibility, mobility and productivity through “SmartSuites” that are tech-enabled for paperless work environments.

Owner: Novel Coworking

General Contractor: Princeton Construction

Project Manager: Princeton Construction

Architect: Krause Architecture + Interiors

Subcontractors: ASEI Engineering; Aspen Construction; Beat Logical Solution Mechanical; Compton Plumbing; Hammerhead Electric & Technology

Size: 65,346 SF

Location: The Heard Building,
112 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Start/Completion: May 2019/April 2020

Best office project less than 150,000 square feet

Lincoln Union

The project is an adaptive reuse of a vacant warehouse that has been transformed into a creative office space. The original windowless structure was 62,000 square feet, but we utilized the high bay volume of the existing facility to add in a new mezzanine to boost the total square footage to 93,500 square feet. A common tenant concourse was added to the spine of the building, connecting the two floors.

Owner: SmithGroup

Developer: Montana Capital Partners

General Contractor: Okland Construction

Project Manager: SmithGroup

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: Dibble Engineering; Rouser Concrete; True Metal Solutions; Amber Steel Fabrication

Brokerage Firm: CBRE

Value: $8.4 million

Size: 93,000 SF

Location: 475 E. Lincoln, Phoenix

Start/Completion: April 2018-Jan. 2020

Chandler Corporate Center Phase II

Chandler Corporate Center II features a large outdoor amenity area; a two-story glass entrance with stone and wood accents; soaring 14-foot ceiling heights with floor-to-ceiling glass; premier finishes; COVID-related enhancements, such as automatic doors at entries and fully touchless restrooms; and a high 6-to-1,000 parking ratio.

Owner: VanTrust Real Estate

Developer: VanTrust Real Estate

General Contractor: Stevens-Leinweber Construction

Project Manager: Stevens-Leinweber Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: SDC, Inc.; Riggs Companies; Bell Steel;
CDS Framing; McKinney Glass

Brokerage Firm: Colliers International in Arizona

Value: $25.6 million

Size: 118,000 SF

Location: 4100 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler

Start/Completion: Jan. 2020/Sept. 2020

The Collab

The Collab is another exciting addition to the thriving Heritage District in downtown Gilbert and LGE’s ever-growing mixed-use portfolio. The building features three floors of office space totaling 31,282 square feet as well as 9,277 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Its design, colors and materials complement the surrounding Heritage District.

Owner: Creation

Developer: Creation

General Contractor: LGE Design Build

Project Manager: LGE Design Build

Architect: LGE Design Group

Subcontractors: Riggs Companies; Arc Steel; Milam Glass; Tri-Mega Mechanical; Sonoran Drywall

Brokerage Firm:  Cushman & Wakefield; OX Urban Properties

Value: $6.3 million

Size: 40,559 SF

Location: 325 N. Ash St., Gilbert

Start/Completion: Q1 2019/Q1 2020

Best office project more than 150,000 square feet

777 Tower at Novus Innovation Corridor

A highly creative and technologically advanced space, 777 Tower is sure to enhance the experiences of tenants, retailers, visitors, and ASU employees and students alike through its high-quality, sustainable aesthetic. As a LEED GOLD-designated project, with plans to also earn the Energy Star certification, the sustainable features reduce power and water consumption, increase occupant comfort and reduce operating costs.

Owner: University Realty

Developer: Ryan Companies US

General Contractor: Ryan Companies US

Project Manager: Ryan Companies US

Architect: DAVIS

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete; Gen3 Architectural Wall Systems; SunTech Glass; The Berg Group; Specified Electrical Contractors; RKS Plumbing & Mechanical; HACI Mechanical

Brokerage Firm: JLL

Size: 173,000 SF

Location: 777 S. Novus Pl., Tempe

Start/Completion: April 2018/June 2020

Innovation, Discovery, Education, and Arts Campus

Phase one of the development consists of a six-story office building and a separate 1,270-stall free-standing parking garage. The architectural expression of the initial building sets the tone for future development conveying the high-tech character of the technology and biomedical research occurring within. The design team was able to achieve Class A office space with a unique design of ribbon windows mixed with small amounts of curtain wall and metal cladding.

Owner: The Boyer Company

Developer: The Boyer Company

General Contractor: Okland Construction

Project Manager: SmithGroup

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: PK Associates; Dibble Engineering; Kovach

Value: $125 million

Size: 180,000 SF

Location: 850 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe

Start/Completion: Oct. 2015/March 2020

Rio 2100 East

This Class A building features glass curtain wall systems, metal panels and masonry along its exterior facades, and boasts panoramic views of the Valley. Building entries and dynamic two-story entry lobbies showcase stone floors, a glass-railed open central staircase and dramatic lighting.

Owner: The Boyer Company

Developer: The Boyer Company

General Contractor: Wespac Construction

Project Manager: Wespac Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: Saguaro Steel; Walters and Wolf; Integrated Masonry; Coreslab; Flynn Companies

Brokerage Firm: The Boyer Company

Value: $29,843,157

Size: 174,000 SF

Location: 58 S. River Dr., Tempe

Start/Completion: Q3 2018/Q2 2020