Phoenix Rescue Mission

56,252 SF | Mixed Use & Institutional | Phoenix, Arizona

The Phoenix Rescue Mission project is a $9 million, 56,252 SF men’s residence and resource center named the Life Recovery Building. It is the heart of the newly redeveloped Phoenix Rescue Mission campus on south 35th Avenue named the Transforming Lives Center.

The project includes new construction of a 4-story administration and housing building with up to 360 beds, dividable chapel and classroom spaces, expanded meeting spaces, and inviting outdoor spaces.

Cawley Architects and the Mission conceived the building as the cornerstone of their redeveloped campus as a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. The Life Recovery Building fosters self-worth and confidence, dignity, new life, and a new path forward for its residents. The brick façade of the building features the emblem of this mission. It contains a large phoenix on a cross, a striking symbol of renewal, hope, and transformation.

As a long-term Christ-centered recovery program, the Life Recovery Building was designed to increase the number of beds from 160 to 360. Rather than a barracks-style configuration, each air-conditioned room accommodates two to four men and includes closet and storage areas as well as study space. The expanded capacity offers more clients transformation opportunities.

Expanded and divisible chapel and classroom spaces permit unlimited personal growth opportunities, including a more structured curriculum, inner-healing classes, foundation classes, life-skill development opportunities, family-relationship counseling, and education assistance. In addition, an inviting outdoor respite area was designed to encourage fellowship and quiet space for solitude and reflection.

This new building and renovation project allows Phoenix Rescue Mission to rescue more people from crisis and place them into a safe, supportive environment that puts them on a path to achieving sustainable, lifelong goals.

Contractor: GCON
Owner: Phoenix Rescue Mission
Interiors: Cawley Design Studio

83rd Marketplace

40,912 SF | Retail | Peoria, Arizona

83rd Marketplace is a mixed-use neighborhood center featuring retail spaces and restaurants on a dramatic site in Peoria. The retail buildings and pad sites are designed to take advantage of the sloping site and adjacency to a City of Peoria desert mountain preserve. The project design features several buildings for retailers and high-end restaurants with patios.

Designed as a contemporary interpretation of rustic western architecture, the center features a theme incorporating architecturally unique suites and various distinctive architectural spaces for shops and restaurants. Together, they create an architecturally striking and unusual retail center.

Developed in phases, the first phase consists of two buildings of 8,500 SF and 7,500 SF. The buildings converge at the apex of the site and face the intersection of the two thoroughfares, articulated with patios and canopies to create a unique pedestrian and customer environment. The buildings also incorporate gabled roofs at the entries, multiple roofs and parapet heights, and traditional western standing seam roofs throughout. The use of exposed structural steel elements also contributes to the project vocabulary and the project’s unique architecture.

The second and third phases are currently under development to fill out the 41,000 SF of project square footage.

Developer: MD Land, LLC
Contractor: Ganem Construction

Heidi’s Village: Animal Shelter, Rescue, Safe Haven

48,245 SF | Non-Profit Animal Shelter | Phoenix, Arizona

Heidi’s Village is a non-profit animal welfare organization that partners with existing animal shelters and rescue organizations to provide temporary boarding for dogs and cats.  Its mission is to foster a community where animals are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion to decrease the number of animals abandoned and euthanized.

Heidi’s Village is a nine-building campus designed in a Village setting, consisting of a central administration facility that houses admin services, adoption services, training rooms, grooming services, and a complete veterinary clinic. A series of eight buildings, housing the cats and dogs in thoughtfully designed air-conditioned spaces, flank the administration building.

Décor throughout the Village includes a unique lighting fixture in the main lobby that captures the animal theme, and many creative touches, including paw prints parading across the ceiling. The use of colorful paint and substantial decorative animal portraits and sculptures both inside and outside the Village’s buildings suggests an upbeat, fun environment.  Clever “street signs” guide visitors and volunteers around the 5-acre property and link the “village” together.

Developer: Virginia Jontes Foundation
Owner: Heidi’s Village
Contractor: Chasse Building Team
Construction Manager: Foursite
Interiors: Iconic Design Studio

Ottawa University Surprise

110,000 SF | Athletic Complex | Surprise, Arizona

This two-building project for Ottawa University’s Surprise Campus highlights sports programs and related student amenities at the university.  The outdoor venue, named after its donor, is the O’Dell Athletic Complex.  It adjoins a recently-completed state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports field for football, soccer, and lacrosse.  Throughout the three levels, the O’Dell Athletic Complex houses locker rooms, training rooms, athletic department offices, student study areas, labs, classrooms, a press box, and a hospitality area.  The indoor facility has a large multipurpose gymnasium, with bleacher seating, for competitive basketball and volleyball, as well as two practice courts, a main lobby for tickets and concessions, and a recreational center.

The aerial view depicts the athletic complex in context with the existing Surprise City Hall governmental campus.  Ottawa University is engaged in a strategic alliance with the City of Surprise.  The original charter for the City of Surprise Governmental Campus included the innovative concept that the campus would be shared with an educational entity.  That vision came to reality in February of 2017 with the announcement of Ottawa’s new campus on land leased from the city.

Owner: Ottawa University
Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.
Interiors: Cawley Architects’ Interior Design Studio


77,000 SF | Mixed-use Development | Chandler, AZ

Overstreet is a 77,000-square-foot two-story mixed-use development in Downtown Chandler that features the state’s first Flix Brewhouse. Flix Brewhouse is a dine-in movie theater with a gastropub and in-house brewery and serves as the anchor for the Overstreet entertainment center. The project’s modern aesthetic attracts vibrant activity for all age groups and includes restaurants, shopping, a fitness center, and leading-edge office space. The large-scale bridge spanning the entrance inspires the name and branding for the project. The center also features a new 350-space, five-story parking garage, designed and engineered by the Cawley team.

Owner: DBM Ventures
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Design: Brick and West

Optum Garage

26,166 SF | Parking Garage Tier Addition | Tempe, Arizona

Faced with the challenge of how to add an additional floor to an existing 4-story garage, designed by Cawley Architects 10 years ago, Cawley, PK Associates, and Venn Construction teamed up to design a cost effective, relatively light-weight addition to the existing garage. The project came in on time and on budget and provided the much needed additional parking required for ownership to advance the building proforma to finalize leasing of the building.

Owner: Jeet Sidhu, Talia Jevan Properties, Inc.
Contractor: Venn Construction

Chauncey Lane Marketplace

52,000 SF Retail, Office, Restaurant, and Entertainment | Mixed Use – 2 Building Complex | Scottsdale, Arizona

Chauncey Lane Marketplace is a contemporary mixed-use development that includes retail, office, restaurant, and entertainment uses, and is a companion to an adjacent, prestigious, residential project. The pedestrian friendly design features a central promenade that provides a central gathering place for both the retail and multi-family tenants. The project is designed to create facades that are vignettes for individual tenants. The fresh, modern design creates an urban streetscape that makes the street an interesting and fun place to explore and enjoy.

Owner/Developer: DBM Associates, Inc.
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Design Architect: V3 Companies

Heritage Marketplace

36,420 SF | Mixed-Use | Gilbert, Arizona 

Heritage Marketplace is a 36,420 square foot mixed-use project developed to provide a variety of retail, restaurant, and office uses in a new flourishing urban area of downtown Gilbert.  Located at the northern entrance of the Town of Gilbert Heritage District, the project’s architectural character was conceived from the Heritage District Design Guidelines.  The three buildings in this complex recall the influences of traditional territorial-style brick architecture, with references to the agrarian beginnings of the community and the strong but smooth lines of Spanish territorial architecture.  The buildings face Gilbert Road and create an urban streetscape with outdoor patio areas for dining and pocket-park pedestrian links to the parking areas in the rear of the complex.

Owner: MD Heritage LLC
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Designer: AV3 Design Studio

Maya Day and Night Club

17,500 SF | Entertainment / Bar | Scottsdale, Arizona

Now the heart of Old Town, the Scottsdale Entertainment District replaced older, outdated office structures. In 2012, Triyar Companies and LGE Design Build provided the leadership in redeveloping the block into a multi-user bar and restaurant district. The project now consists of Maya Day and Nightclub and Hi-Fi Kitchen, among others. The project transformed its surrounding area and dramatically increased the intensity of usage for all its neighbors. In 2013 the project won the prestigious RED Award for Best Retail Project of the Year.

Owner: Triyar Entertainment Group
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Designer: AV3 Design Studio
Interiors: AV3 Design Studio