702 E. OSBORN | PHOENIX
h/d recently completed work on 702 E. Osborn, located in Phoenix. This second story renovation spans across 18,000 SF.
Built to owner specifications, the new custom space includes large open workspaces.
Several conference rooms and offices were updated with high-end finishes and fixtures throughout.
Work also included the addition of new workspaces, conference rooms, offices, kitchen and break rooms.
ASU NOVUS PARKING GARAGE | TEMPE
h/d recently completed the Design-Build construction of a seven-level, 700,000 SF cast-in-place parking structure on the Catellus masterplan development on ASU's Tempe campus.
The parking structure features a decorative metal panel skin system. The roof of the parking structure is designed to include a vast photovoltaic array, capable of producing on-site electrical power generation.
The structure is designed to provide parking for 2,200 vehicles.
The high-performing, sustainable garage is on track to achieve Parksmart Gold Certification.
KDC GERMANN | CHANDLER
h/d is hard at work on KDC Germann, located just south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler. Encompassing the tilt construction of a new warehouse facility on existing farm field, project scope includes two truck wells, multiple roll up doors, and various formliners. Exterior scope includes bringing SRP power to the site, installation of multiple drywells, as well as tie ins for water and sewer that occur on Germann road.
Catch a glimpse of our trade partners hard at work pouring concrete!
ICYMI: NON-PROFIT EFFORTS
h/d provided various upgrades to an existing LGBTQ+ community center serving youth and young adults. Upgrades included the addition of a music room, performing arts area, two new offices, and the combination of three existing offices to create one large conference room.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
The h/d Service Group is providing interior renovations of 37 units and exterior improvements to decks and walkways at the Ronald McDonald Roanoke House. Unit scopes include replacing the flooring, painting, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, millwork, and countertops. Select units will include new kitchenettes or full kitchens and reconfigured bathrooms to accommodate ADA accessible plumbing elements. Additionally, 12 units will be combined to create six family suites.
Other interior improvements include demo, framing modifications, plumbing, electrical revisions, new flooring, new kitchens, new countertops and cabinets, and new exterior doors. Exterior improvements consist of the removal, replacement, and painting of 4,000 SF of wood trellis and ledger board, the demolition of the second-floor walkway and deck, replacements of subfloor, new waterproofing system, landscape drain, replacement of all exterior lighting, and new parking lighting.
Tell us about your journey of getting into the industry and what drew you to working for a General Contractor with your education background in Architecture?
The built environment always fascinated me, but my interests in creative endeavors initially drove me to pursue an education in architecture. When working for design studios, I found the experience of sitting behind a desk and working in front of a computer not very gratifying and it propelled me to take a leap into construction management. The journey and transition was challenging, but the entire team and solutions-driven attitude of the industry gave and continues to give me what I need to thrive. Design will always be a passion of mine, but being able to materialize design intent and vision has been far more gratifying.
In your four years with h/d you have quickly elevated from the position of Project Engineer to Project Manager. What’s the greatest lesson you have taken away and can share with newcomers to the industry?
I have learned to avoid internalizing mistakes and to find and define a positive learning opportunity for each miscue I might encounter. This has allowed me to learn from and capitalize on the mistakes I have made. My general learning approach has always been to be a better version of myself every single day, continuously seeking out incremental growth. Also integral to my approach is my ongoing efforts of seeking out opportunity and having a total sense of ownership of all situations I encounter. This helps me stay uncomfortable which in turn keeps me alert and hyper-focused on trying to put the right foot forward.
We understand you are quite the “foodie” and handy in the kitchen. What is a cuisine that you enjoy that we'd be surprised to know?
Putting together a meal can be such a relaxing venture. I try to be as explorative as I can when trying out new cuisines and dining joints. My favorite theme of cuisine is any type of fusion food. My go to in this category would be Indo-Chinese food. It’s not the best-represented here in the Valley, but it is something that I would highly recommend to anyone that lent me an ear!
At h/d we hold and practice the value of “Clients as Partners”. How have you successfully practiced this value in the past, and why is there immense value in a team-based approach to projects?
The understanding lies in an overlap of philosophies. It’s not just about owning the agenda, but also involves driving that agenda with solid empathy. It is imperative that we as the general contractor are protecting the interests of the team – our clients, design partners and trade partners. When our focus is calibrated along these lines, our decision-making structure defines itself.
Tell us a little bit about your current project, KDC Germann.
KDC Germann is a 113,000 SF spec warehouse that we are building for our sister company, Kitchell Development. It’s an important project to h/d for both the industrial market and taking care of our in-house client. It’s developed on a 9-acre site and has (2) truck docks. Construction production is in full swing right now. We are quickly progressing towards the final 25% of the project with wet utilities buttoning up, the roofing starting to go on the building, truck docks being poured and fine grade kicking off.