AZRE January/February 2018

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The architects, builders, developers transforming the Valley ARCHSOL: Last year, the architecture firm won the RED Award for Best Healthcare Project, ENR Southwest Best Healthcare Project and Excellence in Safety awards and AZASLA Landscape Honor Award. The team also recently became the only fully-certified Lean Green Belt organization in the industry, according to the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers.

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BUTLER DESIGN GROUP: Entering its 22nd year, BDG has received the NAIOP Architectural Firm of the Year award 12 times. Notable projects include the Rivulon campus, SkySong Innovation Center, 2100 Rio Salado, Freedom Financial, Benchmark Electronics HQ and PV303 with various industrial projects built, under construction and/or on the boards. CA RESIDENTIAL: The multifamily investment and development division of CA Ventures, in a joint venture with Diamond Realty Investments, started construction on The LINK PHX, a 257-unit residential tower in Downtown Phoenix. Scheduled to open in August 2019, the 30-story tower represents the first phase of a three-phase mixed-use development that will include over 600 rental residences and 21,000 SF of retail space to the Roosevelt Row Arts District over the next 15 years.

DLR GROUP: Its design team is leading the massive adaptive reuse project for Maricopa County’s Madison Street Jail, turning it into modern Class A offices. Additionally, DLR’s designers and energy experts are innovating cooling and heating methods at Agua Fria Canyon View High School using phase-change materials in collaborative research and curriculum development with the school district and ASU. DPR CONSTRUCTION: Since opening its doors in the Valley in 1994, DPR Arizona has completed 315 projects spanning healthcare, advanced tech, higher education, commercial and life sciences, ranging from $5,000 to over $300 million. Its local office was the state’s first commercial net-zero building and is currently home to 351 employees. 2018 project starts include Park Central Mall renovations, ASU Health Solutions Innovation Center at the Mayo Campus and UA College of Pharmacy Skaggs Building.

GRAYCOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY: In 2016, Graycor officially transitioned its Phoenix office from Nitti Graycor to the Southwest Regional Headquarters of Graycor Construction Company. Since then, Graycor was named design-build lead for Camelback Collective, completed the new Orbital ATK building at Gilbert Spectrum and won two Best of NAIOP Major Industrial Awards for T.I. and Spec Project of the Year. HINES: The privately-owned global real estate investment firm with roughly $100 billion of assets under management razed Elevation Chandler, an unfinished local eyesore in 2014, to make way for Chandler Viridian, a 25-acre mixed-use development that will include the Offices at Chandler Viridian, a new luxury Cambria hotel, luxury apartments at Broadstone Fashion Center and retail at Chandler Viridian PRIMEGATE.