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July 2012: On the Drawing Board

July 2012: On the Drawing Board

Salvation Army regional HQ; China convention center; cancer institute pavilion; campus center at North Texas.


By By Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor | July 13, 2012
This article first appeared in the July 2012 issue of BD+C.

JLL leading renewal of Salvation Army Regional Headquarters in Phoenix

The Salvation Army is planning a redevelopment of its Herberger Campus in Phoenix. A new social service and administration campus, with two new buildings and a renovated warehouse, will replace 160,000 sf of space, thereby reducing operating and maintenance costs by as much as $1.1 million per year. The plans include a 40,000-sf headquarters and a 30,000-sf social services building on the current campus, as well as six acres of land that the Salvation Army plans to develop with either a public-public or public-private partnership. Jones Lang LaSalle will provide real estate advisory and development management services, Phoenix-based Deutsch Architecture Group will serve as project architect, and Nitti Graycor, Tempe, Ariz., will be the contractor.

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Sea urchin-shaped convention center in China will overlook the Bohai Sea

2DEFINE Architecture and local partner Dalian Urban Planning & Design Institute have been selected to direct the design of the Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center, a 750,000-sf facility in Yingkou, China, on the Bohai Sea. The $68 million project will be the centerpiece of a new harbor created off of a satellite business district in the city. The oblong-shaped building itself will be situated on a 14-million-sf manmade island. The convention center will feature outdoor promenades,  gardens, and a half-acre rooftop terrace. An elevated four-lane road with pedestrian walkways will connect the island to the mainland. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.

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New pavilion to welcome patients at Memorial Care Todd Cancer Institute

The new Todd Cancer Pavilion on the campus of Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center was designed by local firms c|a ARCHITECTS and MHP Structural Engineers. The pavilion will serve as entry to the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, greeting visitors with a two-story lobby, including a first-floor reception and waiting room. Renovations will be made to 66,000 sf of space on the second and third floors of an existing administration building, which will contain a new outpatient facility for the institute. Scheduled completion: March 2013.

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Student campus center being readied for University of North Texas Health Science Facility

A new campus center at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is being designed by Dewberry for LEED-NC Platinum certification. The $25 million project includes dining facilities, a full-service kitchen, student lounges, meeting and office spaces for student services and organizations, and a fitness center. The building is scheduled for delivery through CM at risk. The Building Team also includes Purdy-McGuire (MEP engineer), Datum Gojer Engineers (structural engineer), and Freese and Nichols (civil engineer), all based in Texas.

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