Ashley Furniture HomeStore

36,472 SF | Retail Homestore | Tempe, Arizona

This project was commissioned for Cawley Architects to execute a well known and contemporary retail furniture store brand in one of Tempe’s most prestigious retail locations. The design intent was to create a central entrance with a prominent tower and clerestory, which became the most important feature of the building. This feature has become visible from the adjacent I-10 freeway and serves as a beacon for the store during the day as well as the night.

Owner: Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Contractor: GCON Construction
Developer: HMC Construction


4,575 SF | Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

Doughbird is a new restaurant by Fox Restaurant Concepts. The concept is that of a casual dining experience in a warm and friendly environment where diners can indulge in savory cuisine.  Fox commissioned the talented Judy Testani and the Testani Design Troupe to design the restaurant.  Cawley Architects was commissioned to perform the entitlement, architecture, and engineering of the building.  The project and the concept have quickly become a standout in the neighborhood and Sam Fox’s extensive portfolio of industry-leading restaurants.

Owner: Fox Restaurant Concepts
Contractor: Alexander Building Company
Interiors: Testani Design Troupe

Bottled Blonde

9,250 SF | Restaurant and Entertainment | Scottsdale, Arizona

Bottled Blonde is the newest neighborhood concept of restaurant and nightlife developers, Evening Entertainment Group. They have upped the al-fresco ante by carving out over 9,000 square feet of covered patio dining and lounge space right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s bustling Entertainment District. Bottled Blonde offers a contemporary Italian menu and an ambiance that is both rustic and relaxed.  They feature picnic-style tables and wood-fired pizzas and include modern nods from both the classic Italian kitchen and the German bier garden – with emphasis on beloved recipes, and local craft beer.

Owner: Evening Entertainment Group
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Designer: AV3 Designer Studio

LoLo’s Chicken and Waffles

5,894 SF | Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

Originally located in a small four-room house, Lo Lo’s Chicken and Waffles relocated to an adjacent, 1930s circa, retail structure.  The adaptive reuse and addition to the existing building quadrupled the size of the original location.  As an iconic symbol of the local restaurant community, the owner was insistent on retaining much of the original charm and usable portions of the interior and exterior.  A central dining room and two private dining areas, along with a roomy outdoor patio, provide much-needed space for their many loyal patrons to congregate and enjoy authentic soul food.

Owner: LoLo’s
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Interiors: Iconic 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