Archive for November, 2008

Construction industry update: “…gloom and doom for bricks and sticks.”

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Nov. 13, 2008  A new report from an international consulting group says the future of the construction industry across the United States is so bleak, the industry might seek government support. “We have seen both public and privately funded construction projects being placed on hold, incredibly, some well into the construction phase as well as […]

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New computer link between ASU, TGen to transfer data faster

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Nov. 12, 2008 A new partnership between Arizona State University and a Canadian company is designed to compress into one hour the 12 days required to transmit volumes of data between the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the university. TGen in downtown Phoenix and ASU’s new Saguaro Supercomputer 2 in Tempe are about 10 miles […]

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SmithGroup wins AIA honors for Tempe, Tucson projects

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Nov. 11, 2008 SmithGroup has received awards for its designs of Papago Gateway Center in Tempe and Roy P. Drachman Hall at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The awards were received from the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region at the 2008 Design Awards banquet in Santa Fe. N.M. Each design received an […]

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Close encounters of the not-so-wild kind at the Grand Canyon

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Nov. 9, 2008 GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On a moonless night earlier this month, I found myself in the middle of a herd of deer near the edge of the Grand Canyon’s south rim. I was headed to the parking lot about 10 p.m. But a few feet outside the front door of the El […]

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New Chandler City Hall design has urban edge look

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Nov. 7, 2008 SmithGroup is designing the City of Chandler’s new $51 million city hall complex that will serve as the anchor for a major redevelopment of the downtown area. The new city hall design will be pedestrian-friendly and feature a 4,000-square-foot art gallery on the ground floor that will double as a community room. […]

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Hotel planned for The Alter Group’s Riverwalk Arizona

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Nov. 7, 2008  A Missouri company has signed a 45-year lease to construct a 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel on The Alter Group’s Riverwalk Arizona development on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east of Scottsdale. Developer HCW LLC, based in Branson, Mo., plans to start construction in mid-2009, according to the announcement released […]

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National law firm relocating into historic Phoenix building

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Nov. 7, 2008 A nationwide law firm’s Phoenix office plans a February 2009 move into the top floor of the historic Luhrs Building at 11 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Phoenix. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is leasing the 9,700-square-foot space, which includes a mezzanine level. “We will get the best of both worlds, with […]

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Taylor Morrison employees helping needy families

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Nov. 6, 2008 More than 100 employees of a Scottsdale homebuilder recently donated their time and energy to clean apartments for needy families. The workers from Taylor Morrison Inc. cleaned eight East Valley apartments on behalf of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona. The cleanup at the Mesa apartments consisted of painting the interiors, landscape […]

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Fog accents fall colors of Emerald City and Washington state

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Nov. 1, 2008 One morning last week in Seattle, fog drifted over this Emerald City like a blanket and obscured any view beyond a block or two. We were enjoying breakfast on the 32nd floor of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The fog would soon vanish, and downtown Seattle and its mix of historic and contemporary […]

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Arizona Real Estate Highlights

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Seattle luxury homebuilder opening in Arizona A luxury builder active in Washington state for more than 40 years is offering seven new homes in Carefree, an upscale suburb of Phoenix. Seattle-based Chaffey Homes opened its sales office Oct. 30 in its Casa Serena model, which has 4,264 square feet of livable space. The Tranquil Trail […]

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