Farmer Studios I

Location: Tempe Arizona

Completion: 03/04

Size: 13,500 sf

Farmer Studios is an economical “flex-use” building located in a transitional zone between downtown Tempe and the Sunset/Riverside neighborhood to the west.  The 13,500 square foot building is positioned to set a precedent by creating a pedestrian environment along both 5th Street and Farmer Avenue.

The combination of protruding display windows, translucent shade canopies, street trees and on-street parking reinforce the pedestrian experience. The one-acre site also incorporates an auto court for 54 cars and a recessed retention courtyard.

The building was designed, zoned and constructed to allow for any combination of retail, office and/or residential studios. The building’s envelope, entry options and strategic mechanical, plumbing and electrical distribution easily allows for a variety of uses over time.

The catalyst tenant is an architecture studio and executive suites, which occupies four of the building’s five modules. The interior celebrates the building’s simple construction and attempts to create an inspiring flexible environment to reinforce the firm’s creative endeavors.

Project Facts

Client | DJGJ

Cost | $1.7M

Contractor | Cochise Contractors

Type | DBB


2007 AZRE + AIA Arizona Chapter Arizona's 150 Greatest Architectural Achievements

2005 City of Tempe Don Hull Beautification Award

2004 AIA Western Mountain Region Merit Award

2004 President's Award Valley Forward Environmental Design

2004 Arizona Masonry Guild Citation Award

2004 AIA Arizona Merit Award

2004 Southwest Contractor Best of 2004: Private Project Under $5 Million Farmer


John Kane

Doug Brown

Greg Lambright

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