Auto House

96,407 SF | Industrial | Tempe, Arizona

Auto House is a Tempe-based auto sales company with a unique sales proposition for its customers. They provide an indoor, climate controlled environment for their customers to  purchase preowned vehicles as an enhanced, buying experience. The indoor 81,800 SF  showroom is temperature-controlled to benefit the customers and staff as well as the automobiles.  It is also impressive.

Attached to this fully enclosed, single-level garage-style showroom is a two-story office structure which is a key component to the success of the project. The attached offices allow the sales staff and customers to look out over the the entire inventory from the sales offices. The office portion of the facility is 14,500 SF, and provides executive and sales offices along with space for support staff, conference rooms, and a two-story entry lobby.

The exterior of the building was designed with vertical bands to diminish the scale of horizontal volumes of this very large building.  The office area is further reduced with a lower parapet height to moderate the bulk of the building to be in scale with the surrounding developments. A pedestrian-scaled façade and entry are articulated by ribbon windows punctuated by the larger expanse of glass for the front entry lobby.  The color scheme consists of a warm palette of grey tones highlighted by the introduction of an accent color, representing the Auto House branding.

The City of Tempe also requires developers of projects larger than 50,000 SF to contribute to their Art in Private Development Program.  Cawley commissioned David Brant from “Idea” to conceive of an art project that referenced the automobile industry for this project.  David designed an entry plaza sculpture that elicited an image of moving wheels and mechanical shafts.  He also added screens as decorative elements to the upper portion of the building to reduce the apparent volume of the showroom and bring it into harmony with the smaller front office volume.

Owner: Precision Fleet Services, LLC
Contractor: Ganem Construction
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio
Public Art: David Brandt, Idea

E+K Drywall

26,647 SF | Office | Phoenix, Arizona

E & K Drywall is a nationwide drywall contractor with one of their largest offices located in Phoenix. E & K commissioned Cawley Architects to design their Tenant Improvement project in a 26,647 square foot building they purchased in Deer Valley.

The project primarily focused on 11,500 square feet of new office headquarters space. The contractor’s offices included spaces for engineering, estimators, project management, operations, and administration. However, the owners also conceived this project as a showcase for their unique drywall capabilities and artistry and incorporated unusual drywall applications throughout.

The Cawley Design Studio created a fun, practical, and unique space featuring colorful interior design elements and innovative space planning. The conference room ceiling, crafted solely of drywall “beams,” is especially interesting and beautifully lit. The team introduced vibrant colors throughout and built a creative wall planter that is another focal point of the project.

Owner: CDM Capital Group
Contractor: Self-performed
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio

Felix Construction

31,800 SF | Three Building Industrial Headquarters | Phoenix, Arizona

The Felix Construction project is a best-in-class example of a client that understood its competitive challenges and commissioned a project to attract new staff and maintain employee retention. They envisioned a campus that would become the centerpiece of workplace satisfaction for the next twenty-five years, and Cawley and Haydon delivered with unqualified success.

Felix Construction is a three-building light industrial campus in south Phoenix designed for one of the Southwest’s largest water and wastewater contractors. As part of their continued growth in this infrastructure arena, they made the bold decision to consolidate their three far-flung facilities into this single headquarters campus in South Phoenix.

The project is a design build delivery teaming Cawley Architects with Haydon Building Corp. The centerpiece of the project is their 12,700 SF single-story Administrative Services Building. Behind this building in their secured yard is their 14,100 SF Panel /Warehouse Shop and their 5,000 SF Mechanical/Maintenance Shop. The three buildings keep functions separated to isolate and smooth out vehicular traffic, pedestrian circulation, and noise and distractions.

The Administration Building was specifically designed to attract new and young talent into their organization. The Cawley Design Studio provided the interior design services. These included many offices for private workspaces as an incentive for staff. It also featured a calming open office environment and many amenities and workflow enhancements; The unique interior design emphasizes bright colors, dramatic signage and visuals, and a contemporary approach to collaboration and touchdown spaces.

The panel shop is a particular point of pride for Felix. They manufacture all of the electrical control panels for their projects. These panels are highly complex and allow them to customize and assure the quality of all their installations. They are assembled and tested in this building.

The testament to the project’s success is that Felix’s senior leadership expected some staff to decline to relocate from their current remote facilities because of commute and logistical concerns. However, to date, 100% of their entire 120+ person staff has relocated successfully and has enthusiastically adopted the new campus environment. Mission Accomplished!

Owner: Felix Construction
Contractor: Haydon Building Corp
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio

Vitality Wellness Clinic

5,484 SF | Healthcare | Chandler, Arizona

Vitality Wellness Clinic specializes in naturopathic medicine.  Dr. Judy Hinojosa, owner and lead physician, is well-known for using naturopathic and conventional medicine to create wellness and healing for all her patients.  The program for this 5,484 square foot suite includes a wellness clinic, a med spa, and an infusion lounge.

The Cawley Design Studio implemented Dr. Hinojosa’s goal; to make patients feel as though they were at home rather than in a clinical environment.  The team selected soothing finishes and natural material throughout to accomplish this goal.

Tenant: Vitality Wellness Clinic
Contractor: Bjerk Builders
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio

Hawkins Design Group

12,275 SF | Light Industrial Office Warehouse | Gilbert, Arizona

Hawkins Design Group is a professional electrical engineering firm that also specializes in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems. The $3 million, 12,275 SF building incorporates the company’s office operations (6,000 SF) along with a large warehouse area (6,275 SF).

A unique steel-framed canopy over the main entry glass wall defines the entrance to the building. This feature is replicated over the office windows to enhance the façade of the building. Similarly, steel beams continue around the side of the building to cover the large outdoor patio making it an ideal place for group gatherings during any season. As an energy-efficient feature, and to display their solar business, they installed photovoltaic solar panels on the building roof and parking structures.

The main interior focus of the project is the large open office area, where project managers work in a collaborative environment highlighted by outstanding light fixtures. The office area is supported by an impressive conference room and a flexible break room area that opens onto the patio. Unique contemporary lighting schemes are featured in each private office to illustrate the variety of possible fixtures and effects that a customer may choose to showcase in their business. Additionally, the lobby, conference room, open office area, and break room floors have been painted a stunning deep blue color reflecting Hawkins’ love of the ocean and its bounty. Subtle blue and white accent lighting can be observed throughout the interior as well.

Developer: Hawkins Design Group
Contractor: Kennedy Design Build
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio