Awards & Accolades
1. Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, recently awarded $50,000 to First Place®, an Arizona-based nonprofit serving adults with autism and other special needs, as a recipient of its House to Home Prize, a HeroX crowdsourcing challenge launched last year. The competition, designed to reach a global audience of problem solvers, attracted more than 250 competitors from 63 countries.
2. Pima County has started the construction of SpacePort Tucson and a building it will lease to World View, a local space technology company. Construction is on track for completion in December on county-owned land south of Tucson International Airport, county officials said in a news release.
3. hardison/downey recently completed the nearly 33KSF retail showroom and manufacturing facility for Bob Parsons’s latest venture, PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf). The new space in North Scottsdale includes fitting bays, a putting lab, bar and café, retail space for golf club sales, staff offices and warehouse space for golf club manufacturing. The architect is McCarthy Nordburg.
4. LGE Design Build has completed phase 2 of construction of Heritage Marketplace in downtown Gilbert with trendy new restaurant and retail businesses. Nico, a new restaurant by chef Gio Osso of Virtu Honest Craft in Scottsdale, has opened in the completed Phase 1 building. Phase 2 tenants include Sushi Brokers, Farm & Craft, Clever Koi, Grubstak, Even Stevens, Tuft and Needle, Brown Law Firm, and Security Title Agency. Tenants are expected to open by fourth quarter 2016 or first quarter 2017.
5. Mayo Clinic has opened its fourth primary care clinic in the Phoenix area. The 13KSF facility cost about $2.9M to develop. It was designed by Orcutt Winslow and built by McGough Construction.