PHOENIX – A property management company breathes new life into a downtown Phoenix office building designed by one of the area’s most notable Modernist architects.
Chamberlin + Associates Real Estate Management announced in a press release Wednesday that it will restore the 21,000 square foot building near the intersection of Seventh Street and Thomas Road to serve as the company’s new headquarters.
Designed by Al Beadle, the original building was completed in 1970 and featured a dedicated parking first floor that made the building appear to be floating above ground, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows on both floors. main ones placed at the second and third levels.
“Our new headquarters space has given us the opportunity to design an office that enhances the experience for our employees and honors one of Arizona’s most respected architects,” said Dave Chamberlin, owner of the company. property management, in the press release.
“The new space will accommodate our growing team as we continue to open more jobs and attract top talent to the multi-family industry. “
In addition to reimagining the first floor as a miniature metropolis with a programmed area filled with connection, activity and visual interest, improvements as part of the restoration process of other parts of the building will help reduce its consumption of energy. energy, according to the press release.
This includes a solar panel on the roof that is expected to offset around 60% of the building’s energy use, the statement said, and floor-to-ceiling windows being replaced with thin-film double-glazed panels to further reduce consumption. energy while keeping the bright and functional interior of Beadle intact.
“The design process with the team at Chamberlin and Restoration Rewind, the construction company, allowed us to create a plan that will honor a renowned design figure in Arizona,” said Christoph Kaiser, owner of the design company. Phoenix-based Kasierworks, in the release.
“More than 50 years after the completion of 500 E. Thomas, the Al Beadle building will undergo a renovation that celebrates the vision of its original architect while also connecting the building more integrally to the city that ‘he helped build.
The property management company, founded in San Francisco in 1957 before moving its headquarters to the Valley in 1990, has managed more than 30,000 units in Arizona and other southwestern states over the past 30 years, according to the press release.