Willmeng Construction, Inc., a Phoenix-based commercial general contractor, and developer Trammell Crow Company recently celebrated the topping out of Axis Raintree, a 175,000-square-foot, three-story, Class A speculative office building in Scottsdale, Arizona. The topping-out marked the placement of the final beam atop the steel structure, located at the southwest corner of East Raintree Drive and North 87th Street, and the project reaching the halfway point of completion.
James Murphy, Willmeng CEO, signs the steel beam before it is lifted into place.
“This is another sign of progress on the road to what we believe is an incredible demonstration of what the future of office space can look like – indoor and outdoor tenant areas, a precast five-level, 900-space parking structure, and access to a diverse labor pool,” said James Murphy, CEO of Willmeng. “Our industry partners on this project have gone above and beyond our expectations; we’re very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Trammell Crow team.”
Designed by RSP Architects, the office building will feature 16’ deck-to-deck volume, expansive glazing, large efficient floorplates, several tenant amenity areas, structured parking, and an outstanding view of the McDowell Mountains. There are many architectural features to the concrete and steel building; including, textured tilt-panels accomplished through using a form liner during casting, and much of the building being enveloped by glass. In addition, Axis Raintree boasts steel on the second and third level, with a joist and girder roof deck.
The final steel beam on the Axis Raintree project is erected and placed by Encore Steal.
“Reaching this project milestone is especially exciting because there is no other facility like it in the state,” said Brian Johnson, Willmeng Project Manager. “We are proud to continue our relationship with Trammell Crow Company and RSP Architects to make a significant impact on the Greater Phoenix community.”
Since the completion of Scottsdale Quarter Block M in 2015, this will be the first, Class A speculative building to deliver in the Scottsdale Airpark submarket. The completion of this project presents an exciting opportunity to capitalize on high-quality, dynamic office space demand near major transportation corridors.