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hardison/downey Completes a Slew of Buildings

By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

hardison downeyWhoever carries the keys to new buildings at hardison/downey Construction Inc. is probably sighing in relief from all they turned over to happy clients in the past few weeks. The company completed work on a series of buildings—some quite iconic—in the metro area.

Manzanita Hall, ASU

hardison/downey was charged with completely gutting 15-story Manzanita Hall and rebuilding the 1967 facility—including dealing with its famous copper dome. The rebuilt facility has rooms for 816 students, fitness center, and sport courts. The rebuild is seeking LEED Silver certification. Owned by American Campus Communities and designed by Studio Ma with Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Roosevelt Point

The mixed use community stands at 3rd Street and Roosevelt Road, Phoenix. Roosevelt Point features 326 apartments with studio and one to four bedrooms, in a pair of seven- and eight-story towers. In addition it has two clubhouses, tanning and fitness facilities, two swimming pools, study lounges and computer labs. The parking garage is over 159KSF. Concord Eastridge and EdR own the building, Ayers Saint Gross designed it.

Phoenix Collegiate Academy High School

At 12th Street and Broadway Boulevard in Phoenix, the company finished construction of the 20KSF Phoenix Collegiate Academy High School, a public charter school. The facility has all the amenities and features of a school building. Steven Brenden Architect designed the project.

Parsons Center for Health & Wellness

The old Channel 12 studios and offices on North Central Avenue were completely rebuilt to serve the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in the Parsons Center for Health & Wellness, side-by-side with Maricopa County Integrated Health Services and Avella. The 1950s building has been renovated to include clinic areas, pharmacy, conference and event rooms. Holly Street Studio designed the project.