The leadership of CCBG Architects committed to move our studio into downtown Phoenix 27 years ago, knowing that the core of our city was going to reinvent itself by repurposing neglected buildings and adding small infill projects. It was many years of banging the drum and leading by example advocating why Phoenix Metro needs strong, dense, sustainable, transit-oriented and vibrant urban cores in order to grow, and offering an alternative lifestyle to suburbia. We have been fortunate to have been able to work with committed clients that share the same goals, and have contributed to downtown’s resurgence.
Our advocacy efforts in Downtown have inspired other businesses to move into the same areas and renovate older unused buildings, and turn them into unique, dynamic places in which to run their businesses, land new clients and recruit top talent. Proving these efforts are financially viable was one of our hardest tasks. We have now invested in several buildings, and get great satisfaction watching the city reinvent itself and have a vibrant street life.
CCBG Architects designs high-density mixed-use projects and adaptive reuse projects in our resurging urban cores in metro Phoenix and San Diego.
How long with company: 38 years
Sector(s) serving locally: Architecture, Urban Design & Interiors